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Ordenance on complementary actors, 2007

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The Swedish Public Employment Service was commissioned by the Government to purchase private employment services (as complements). In / the Governments assignment (budget documentary) for 2008 is stated that the Employment Service shall guarantee extern actors function as / complements in the activities the Public Employment Service performs. It is emphasized that the other actors? knowledge and competence is / important to help unemployed finding jobs, especially with respect to young unemployed. In addition, matching of the employed should be / improved and social exclusion avoided. / The purpose of private providers is that job seekers should be offered a more diversified range of brokerage services. Complementary actors are / supposed to offer personal guidance and support based on each participant's needs. There are four services that are procured in the system of / choice; job coaching, introduction guide, employment locations and coach over the threshold. / The aim was that complementary actors should be responsible for one third of all participants in the two big programs (job guarantee for youth / and job- and development guarantee). Coaching measures should also be procured for new arrived immigrants, long-term sick and new / unemployed.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
  • publicly mandated to non-state organisation
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: see above
  • Spatial coverage: national
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
long term
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy implementation/delivery
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
Intended target group
Young unemployed, newly arrived immigrants, long-term sick
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • beneficiaries/users
  • central state
  • employers (organised or individual) (complementary actors can be everything from small to large corporations. The majority of participants can be found at)
Clarification of the role of various actors
Service providers (or complementary actors) can be everything from small to large corporations. The majority of participants can be found at the largest providers, 47 percent of participants are found in programs organized by the six largest suppliers. / / In June 2013, most participants could be found in the service introduction guide that targets new immigrant followed by the service in the Job and Development Guarantee and job guarantee for young people (guarantees). A total of nearly 44 000 people were in activities of private providers June 2013. /
Intended output
  • governance
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling (A more diversified range of brokerage services, complementary actors are supposed to offer personal guidance and support )
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