The Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) is to announce a wave of redundancies later today. Over 4,000 jobs could be axed, in a worse-case scenario, reports newspaper Dagens Nyheter, suggesting it no coincidence that the cuts are being announced on the same day that a government-commissioned inquiry into the future of the Service is to present its findings.
The trigger is said to be the Moderate-Christian Democratic budget, passed through parliament in December, which cut appropriations to the Service. Director General Mikael Sjöberg has warned that the redundancies will affect job seekers.
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