Hauglie wants to ensure that young people get help within eight weeks

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie ( Conservative Party )Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie ( Conservative Party ). Photo:government.no

No young people under 30 years of age will be left without activities that help them get into work  for  more than eight weeks, the government proposes in the new Nav report presented on Friday.

You will be entitled to receive a concrete offer of school, job training, job or other activity within eight weeks, says labor minister Anniken Hauglie to newspaper VG.
On Friday the minister will present a white paper about the new Nav. Among the proposals is a guarantee for all Nav users under 30 years.
Currently young people who apply to Nav have to wait about 80 days on average before they get a so-called activity plan. Hauglie wants to bring  that figure down  to 56 days.
– Say you’re in February and get a plan for schooling fall. That will not be of much help. Now you will not have to wait. You will get an offer for something to do right away. The last thing youth people need is to sit and wait for months,  Hauglie thinks-.
The new warranty will merge the three existing schemes for young people who are without jobs and education. This ought to make the administrative job easier for Nav, according to the minister.
According to current figures, there are around 25,000 young unemployed in Norway. About 14,000 of them have been unemployed for more than eight weeks.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today