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Security employment

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Security employments were introduced on 2006 as a measure for disabled persons with reduced working capacity who's occupational needs are can not be met in any other form of employment. Security jobs are an alternative form of employment to Samhall (government run workplaces/placements for disabled persons) if an employment can not be provided there. Security employments are meant for those who have very substantial disabilities and thereby difficulties to gain any other form of occupation or employment. The employment form has a long-term intention, where the working capacity and possibility of moving over to regular employment should be tested at least once every fourth year and assessment should be made as regards the employees working capacity and the remuneration level in connection to it. The employer receives remuneration for security employments. Organization-benefit can be applied for by the employer for tutoring, development-measures or workplace adjustment.
Target group
Policy Field
  • employment
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Introduced 2006, ongoing
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The purpose of the reform was to widen the selection of long-term employment forms for the target group, aiming for a spread over a variety of job assignments, industries and districts/locations.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • flexicurity
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • others
Intended target group
Substantially disabled with no possibility of regular employment.
Working age population
  • employment situation (unemployed due to substantial disabilities)
Employers-private institutional actors
wage subsidized employment
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • supra/extra national organisations
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
  • others
  • subsidies/tax-credits
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