Nystartsjobb

If you have been unemployed for a long time or been away from working life, because of illness for example, a new start job gives you a chance to start again.

What

With a new start job, nystartsjobb, if you have been away from working life for a long time you have a chance to come back again. The employer who hires you will receive a contribution towards your pay. An new start job can be either permanent or temporary and either full or part-time.

For whom

Nystartsjobb are for those who have been unemployed for a long time or who are new arrivals in Sweden and participate in etableringsprogrammet. You need to be registered as a job seeker with us. You also need to satisfy one of the following.

You have reached the age of 25 and for at least 12 of the last 15 months you have:

  • been unemployed and registered as a jobseeker with us or participated in a arbetsmarknadspolitiskt program
  • received sjukpenning, rehabiliteringspenning, sjukersättning or aktivitetsersättning
  • received försörjningsstöd or financial assistance from the municipality and at the same time been unemployed.

You have reached the age of 20 but not 25 and for at least 6 of the last 9 months have:

  • been unemployed and registered as a jobseeker with us or participated in a arbetsmarknadspolitiskt program
  • received sjukpenning, rehabiliteringspenning, sjukersättning or aktivitetsersättning
  • received försörjningsstöd or financial assistance from the municipality and at the same time been unemployed.

You also have the possibility of a new start job if you are 20 years of age and

  • are a newcomer to Sweden and are participating in etableringsprogrammet (or have an etableringsplan)
  • are a newcomer to Sweden and have been granted a residence permit or a residence card as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen during the past 36 months
  • are participating in the jobb- och utvecklingsgarantin
  • have been sentenced to imprisonment and have been granted leave from prison or are on probation but have not completed one year of the probationary period.

How it works

If you meet any of the conditions and wish to have a new start job, this is what you do:

  • Find an employer who wishes to employ you, either through your own contacts or through us.
  • Ask the employer to submit an application to us.

Nystartsjobb - when you employ people who have been out of work for a long time

  • Account for the time you have been absent from working life by filling in the form "Arbetssökandes sammanställning inför nystartsjobb". Supplement with any certificates, for example from Försäkringskassan.

Form: Arbetssökandes sammanställning inför nystartsjobb

You send the summary and any certificates to us after we have received the employer's application.

  • If you are new to Sweden, you need to have a decision on a residence permit or a residence card from the Swedish Migration Agency.
  • We decide whether the employer may employ you with a new start job.

Financial support

You are entitled to the salary that is stated in the employer’s collective bargaining agreement. If the employer has not signed a collective bargaining agreement, you will nevertheless have a salary that is equivalent to what is stated in the collective bargaining agreement.

Insurance

An employment position with a “new start job” (nystartsjobb) is encompassed within by the Employment Protection Act (LAS). If the employer has signed a collective bargaining agreement, it may have been agreed that certain parts of the Employment Protection Act do not apply.

How to take the next step

Contact us

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

Assessment

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

Decision

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.