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Project Mirjam tackles prejudices about and in the Swedish labour market

Project Mirjam tackles prejudices about and in the Swedish labour market

Project Mirjam targets women with low levels of education who have been granted asylum or residency in Sweden. It is considerably harder for them to find work compared to men in a similar situation, but guidance focused on work and gender equality produces results.

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Gender equality money to draw people to professions with labour shortages

Gender equality money to draw people to professions with labour shortages

Region Gotland has decided to set aside extra money for this year’s wage review to fill the pay gap and to help professions facing labour shortages. The hope is that the right money can get existing workers to stay and tempt new ones to come and work on the island.

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Swedish cooperation could half time it takes youths and newly arrived to find work

It takes foreign born jobseekers less time to enter the Swedish labour market than it used to. But some, especially women and people with lower education, still face major challenges. Cooperation on a local level between the Employment Service and municipalities could help.

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No Isolation – creating new jobs to cover ancient needs

No Isolation – creating new jobs to cover ancient needs

There is a reindustrialisation taking place in the middle of Oslo. Three young people have started their own business, making products as well-designed as anything coming out of Apple.

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Blueye Robotics: The people's underwater drone bringing knowledge about our oceans

Blueye Robotics: The people's underwater drone bringing knowledge about our oceans

“Something happened to me when I went from collecting shells on the beach to finding more and more plastic and rubbish,” says Christine Spiten. She is one of four entrepreneurs who set up Blueye Robotics in 2015.

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Norway’s blue-green government with a labour market focus

Norway’s blue-green government with a labour market focus

The Liberal Party is the new party in the Norwegian government coalition. Prime Minister Erna Solberg has also reshuffled some of her government ministers. Five out of six main points in the new government’s political platform are about the labour market.

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The golden formula

When we can watch a robot do a summersault, we know there has been a technological leap. We cannot know the consequences, but change is needed to face what is happening. A change to what? How do we prepare for new times? These are the types of questions politicians, the labour market, researchers and the Nordic Labour Journal are mulling over. What is the golden formula?

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Anniken Hauglie at the Nordic council of ministers - changing focus on working environments

Anniken Hauglie at the Nordic council of ministers - changing focus on working environments

A changing labour market means new demands and challenges for the labour market's parties, politicians and society as a whole. This formed the backdrop when Anniken Hauglie hosted a conversation during the Nordic labour ministers' meeting in Oslo recently. The opening theme was how working environments influence productivity.

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The future of work is central in new Nordic cooperation programme

The future of work is central in new Nordic cooperation programme

A new cooperation programme, a comprehensive Nordic project on the future of work, a turn in the thinking around working life, and increased focus on integration. These were all issues highlighted by Norway’s Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie at the end of the 2017 Norwegian Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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The Nordics are entering the future of work

The Nordics are entering the future of work

How do we prepare the Nordic model for the future of work? The question gets a lot of attention in a time of major demographic and technological change. The count-down to the ILO’s centenary celebrations has started, and the Nordics want to contribute – but how? This was one of the big questions discussed at the Nordic Labour Ministers’ meeting in Oslo, where the focus was on migration, integration, good organisational working environments and the common Nordic project The Future of Work.

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Strong numbers for the Nordic labour market

The Nordic labour markets remain strong and unemployment is at its lowest level for the past three years in all of the Nordic countries. The numbers vary from 2.9 to 8.6 percent, but four of the five countries expect unemployment to fall further, according to the Nordic Economic Outlook 2017.

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Three party coalition in Iceland: Tough tasks for new minister

Three party coalition in Iceland: Tough tasks for new minister

There are some tough tasks ahead for Iceland’s new Minister of Social Affairs and Equality Ásmundur Einar Daðason, who is also responsible for labour market issues. The Minister’s most important job will be to maintain peace and understanding in the Icelandic labour market.

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Native language disappearing from Icelandic workplaces

Native language disappearing from Icelandic workplaces

Iceland is experiencing enormous growth. Every year thousands of foreigners arrive to help Icelanders in the labour market. Tourism represents the largest area of growth, but the construction industry has also grown enormously. The English language is increasingly being used within both trades. Many Icelanders are worried about the Icelandic language’s position in the multicultural society.

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Denmark’s second largest city explores the sharing economy

Denmark’s second largest city explores the sharing economy

Citizens of Aarhus municipality can move around in shared electric cars and cultivate the soil in new city gardens on municipal land. The government has designated the municipality as a pilot city for the sharing economy, and a range of activities are already up and running.

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Norway's Minister of Labour Anniken Hauglie is passionate about social entrepreneurship

Norway's Minister of Labour Anniken Hauglie is passionate about social entrepreneurship

Anniken Hauglie is changing working hour regulations and strengthening legislation protecting whistleblowers. Together with the social partners she wants to draw clearer lines for what staffing agencies can and cannot do, strengthen work against work related crime and she invites Nordic colleagues to discuss what the sharing economy and new trends will do to the future of work.

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Micro-management a threat to Nordic labour market models

There is a need for an institutionalised exchange of ideas between the Nordic countries on labour market issues, believes Oxford Research, which has compared labour market politics in the Nordic countries. They also encourage politicians to avoid micro-management and to trust those who work with these issues.

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Robotisation and Mercedes bring a thousand new jobs to Finland

Robotisation and Mercedes bring a thousand new jobs to Finland

Suddenly Finland is about to become known as a car making nation. There is already talk about “the west coast miracle”. Valmet Automotive is recruiting one thousand new car workers in addition to the ones they already employ. More and more Mercedes models are being ordered from their Uusikaupunki car plant, which is growing at record speed.

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Faroe Islands heading for dream target – 50,000 citizens

Faroe Islands heading for dream target – 50,000 citizens

For several months – in fact for many years – the Faroese have been waiting for the magical number 50,000. And it is about to arrive! The latest official update says 49,820, the real figure is even closer to 50,000 and it is now only a matter of weeks.

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Nordic working life facing up to changing times

Nordic working life facing up to changing times

The labour market is changing. When the Nordic labour ministers met in Helsinki on 29 November, the integration of refugees into the labour market and challenges like demographics, new technology and a fragmented labour market were among the central issues. Together with the ILO, the discussion carried on around the future of work and gender equality.

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Three main strands for Norway's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers

“This is exciting,” state secretary Christl Kvam told the Nordic Labour Journal as she debuted at the Nordic ministers’ meeting as a representative for the upcoming Norwegian Presidency.

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