ICA supports various projects to get unemployed people into work. In partnership with the Association of ICA Retailers and local ICA retailers, ICA Sweden offers people with disabilities job opportunities through Samhall, Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service) and municipal day care facilities. Working with the merit.nu project and city officials in Stockholm and the Bergsjön district of Gothenburg, ICA School has given long-term unemployed young people training and the opportunity of work experience in a store. The project has been very successful and more than half of the participants have found a job in the store where they worked or for another employer and are now self-sufficient. In addition, for a number of years Rimi Baltic has had an initiative to integrate employees with disabilities in the stores.
In 2013 the “ICA 2020” project was started in Sweden, which aims to utilise and develop opportunities for more young people to work within ICA.