Here is where the new Swedish jobs might be coming from


Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The Swedish government just presented its proposal for the next budget and in it job creating to reduce the bulging unemployment in the country was one of the top priorities.

The area where new jobs will be created are mainly in the private salaried employees in which about 300,000 new jobs will be created all over Sweden in the coming years, according to government forecasts.

Between 240 000 of 320 000 new jobs over the period 2010 and 2015 is expected in the created in the private sector.

According to the government's upbeat job forecast which also aims to bring unemployment rate down by 2014 to 5 percent, the emphasis is clearly on service jobs according to the minister. “These are jobs such as legal, accounting and finance. But also the care and education conducted in the private sector, "said Finance Minister Anders Borg.

Most jobs are in the broad category of "business services". They include various consulting businesses which employ people with background in areas such as such architects, advertising companies, economists and lawyers as well as cleaners and receptionists.

The category of "domestic service" is the second largest job subsidisation area. These is also includes private sector skills in "education, healthcare and social and personal services", according to the Government Bill.

"A continued increase in demand for domestic services, together with a continued shift of production of welfare services from municipalities to the industry, leading to the increase in employment in the household service industry is expected to be strong for 2011 and 2015, "writes the government in the bill.

The export-dependent industry is also expected to hire more, but many manufacturing jobs that were lost during the crisis will not return, the government estimates.

"Much of the decline in manufacturing is expected to persist, then growth in output  would resume when the  recovery are assessed  and this will be met by higher productivity, "the government said.

Industries lost 110 000 jobs between the first quarter 2008 and fourth quarter of 2009. By 2015, the Government considers that the Swedish industry will still have about 60,000 fewer employees compared to 2008. State and municipalities and counties are expected to contribute 30 000 and 40 000 new jobs over the period.
By Team

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