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More politicians who didn’t think it through

February 16, 2012

29 politicians from the Swedish liberal party “Folkpartiet” write a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet defending their proposed “youth salaries”. The idea is that young people without education or work experience should be offered jobs in the public welfare sector. During “a limited time” they are to earn 75% of a full salary, but also to recieve mentoring and on-the-job education. The debaters claim that their suggestion serves two purposes: it allows young people, who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance, to get work experience. It also, according to the proponents, allows the Swedish public sector to recruit for the upcoming great personnel needs (many welfare workers are elderly and will soon retire).

And I can’t help wondering: if the recruiting needs of the welfare sector are that great, do they really need a 25% rebate to be stimulated to employ people?

Even if I don’t think the deal of recieving 75% salary while in training is such an outrage as some Swedish social democrats seem to think.


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