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Unemployed people matched to green industries


The Government is investing to assist the green industries in the absence of foreign seasonal workers. SEK 11 million is being invested to facilitate the matching of unemployed people to the green industries.

The horticulture and forestry industries are experiencing acute difficulties recruiting seasonal staff for work such as planting, greenhouse work and harvesting. The situation has been caused by travel restrictions for seasonal workers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government is now investing SEK 11 million so that vegetables and berries can be harvested and forestry plants that would otherwise be destroyed can be planted. An existing Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth mandate, in which the Federation of Swedish Farmers and the Swedish Public Employment Service cooperate, is being strengthened. The rate of matching of unemployed people to the green industries is to be increased. The focus is on the recruitment of unemployed people and young people.

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