More scandals emerge at Swedish Employment Service adding to headache for the government
Monday, 26 August 2013
The Swedish government would really wish that things remained calm now
up until the next elections, especially from the organisation that
supposed to assist people get into work. But there are fears that the
oppositions is being fed with more ammunitions to attack the government
when it emerged that there has been strong conflict of interest
operating within the Swedish jobs centre (Arbetsformedlingen).
Image/ Christina Johansson of Arbetsformedlingen in hot waters
As more people are struggling to find work, the government will
defend itself or answer to questions as to why the Employment Service
Chair person, Christina Johansson (Moderate Party, pictured) is a
managing director of a training company that has received more that
Skr369,000 of government grants, more than another firm providing job
market training fir job seekers . In addition, her company, Rinman
Education, designed to take assignments from the Employment Service has
what connection with the boss of government job centre.
Just as one boss left the organisation on Sunday blamed on incompetence
and lost of confidence, another one has just been exposed as using the
organisation for her own personal gains. This thus throws more light on
the strength of 'grab and go' and how rife it is in the organisation
that has been criticised for not helping jobs seekers get jobs.
Swedish authorities, have asked that Rinman Education to pay back
Skr369,000 in state financing after it emerged that the education
firm misstated the number of course student enrolled in an
industrial design programme pursued under its auspices.
The decision to recover state aid was taken by the National Agency for
Higher Vocational Education last week. Rinman Education and Christina
Johansson, confirmed the errors and have ordered to repay the money
within a month.
Christina Johansson would not respond to questions posed by the Swedish
news agency, TT about how appropriate it is that she sat on two chairs
According Rinman Education's annual report, the company gets most of its work for from the Employment Service.
After failing to answer questions posed by the news agency TT,
Christina Johansson in a short text response informed the news agency
TT that the company she runs, Rinman Education, had not taken contracts
from the Employment Agency since she took over as chair.
Rinman Education is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rinman Foundation,
which 46 percent is owned by Hällefors. Christina Johansson is also
vice chairperson of Hellefors City Council.
By Scancomark.com Team
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