Stockholm is a quickly expanding and dynamic growth region. Many people from other areas in Sweden and other countries are moving to the region. Jobbtorg Stockholm was established in 2008 to support people to move from welfare to gainful employment.
Stockholm will soon have one million residents. Employers must be able to recruit workers with the skills they need, and Stockholmers need to be able to change employment sector, return to working life or continue studying. Jobbtorg Stockholm is the city's common entrance into various labour market initiatives. Operations started in January 2008. There are six local Jobbtorg Stockholm offices. The aim is for more Stockholmers to become independent of subsidies and to become self-sufficient. The assignment also includes ensuring that the available labour force is well-equipped for the existing jobs.
Jobbstart, which is a part of Jobbtorg Stockholm, provides work training and estimations about your ability to work in different enviroments. You can also join different types of educations and vocational trainings within Jobbstart.
In 2013, 6,627 applicants were registered at Jobbtorg Stockholm. 52.6 percent went from receiving a subsidy to getting a job, beginning studies or finding another way of self-sufficiency. Since the start more than 18.000 applicants have gone from welfare to work, studies or other forms of self-sufficiency.
The aim is for everyone to have a job plan within five days, and individualized support is decisive. It is a matter of dynamic cooperation between the applicant and different occupational groups; Job coaches, Job matchers, IT instructors and Study and career advisors. New solutions must constantly be produced if the applicant is to reach the goal: self-sufficiency. The path is sometimes short and straight, and sometimes it must go via additional training and internships.