Skyddat arbete hos offentlig arbetsgivare

A specially adapted job for those who have a disability.


Protected work with public employers, skyddat arbete hos offentlig arbetsgivare, is a fixed duration job that is specially adapted to your circumstances. The employer who hires you will receive a contribution towards your pay. The objective of protected work is to develop your ability to work and thus improve your chances of getting a job.

You can have a protected work for up to 12 months. If we assess that you need continued support, the protected work may be extended.

For whom

You can get protected work if you have a disability that reduces your ability to work. You need to be registered as a job seeker with us. You also have to satisfy one of the following conditions:

  • You have a cognitive disability or a reduced ability to work due to addiction or dependence problems.
  • You are entitled to support under the Act on support and service to the disabled.
  • You have not worked in the past or have been away from work for a long time due to severe mental illness.

How it works

  • Together with you and the employer, we assess whether a workplace is suitable and what tasks are suitable for you.
  • We draw up an agreement with you and the employer and consult the union. The agreement defines what tasks you are to have and what kind of support and guidance you need.
  • The employer is then responsible for ensuring that you get started in your new job and that you are given the support you need.

We regularly follow up on how things are going and we support both you and the employer.


You are entitled to the pay and employment benefits that are defined in the employer's collective agreement or that are equivalent to the pay levels of the industry.

Employment protection

The employer undertakes to offer collectively agreed employment benefits.

How to take the next step

Contact us

Prepare yourself to explain why the support could increase your job opportunities.


We review your situation together. An employment officer assesses whether the support is a good way to increase your job opportunities.


What support we can offer you depends on what your situation looks like. Who is entitled to any kind of support is ultimately regulated by the government.