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Entry Recruitment Incentive (ERI)

Country of implementation
Sweden
General short description of the innovation
One of the main ideas of the Entry Recruitment Incentive (ERI) is to combine an incentive for employers to hire newly arrived immigrants with the possibility for them to study Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) while working. The employer incentive is in the form of a subsidized wage cost of 80% (up to 800 SEK) per day when hiring a newly arrived immigrant with Entry Recruitment Incentive (ERI) support. The Entry Recruitment Incentive (ERI) can be understood as facilitating a direct move from exclusion to inclusion for newly arrived immigrants by providing them with an occupation.
Target group
Migrants
Policy Field
  • employment
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2007, ongoing
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: 11 000 000 ? in the budget year of 2014
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: increase by 600 per month in the year 2014
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
/ The Entry Recruitment Incentive (ERI) can be understood as facilitating a direct move from exclusion to inclusion for newly arrived immigrants by providing them with an occupation. Subsidized wages are to provide an opportunity for the employee to gain work experience, build the cv and ?get a foot in the door?, while simultaneously providing the opportunity of studying swedish for immigrants which is also deemed to improve their chances of getting a foothold on the labour market. /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
programmatic long-term
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Intended target group
Newly arrived immigrants who have been granted a residence permit within the last 36 months
Working age population
  • employment situation (unemployed)
Employers-private institutional actors
Employers, subsidized work force
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Clarification of the role of various actors
/ New or reformed policies of this type requiring changes in legislation always go out on referral before being decided upon and implemented. Such referral instances usually include municipalities, social partners, evaluative public authorities and relevant interest organizations /
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market
  • subsidies/tax-credits
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
low impact on employment rate after ended ERI periodsomewhat lowered since newly arrived immigrants are temporarily activated through the ERI
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