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How to Claim Unemployment in Finland

Posted by | 23rd October 2013 | Career Advice

Labour markets are tight all around the world so unemployment is a sad fact of life everywhere, but as in many countries, Finnish workers have access to financial assistance in the event they find themselves out of work. Claiming unemployment in Finland is a relatively simple process. The body responsible for the unemployed is Kela, […]

Finland has a great deal to offer to potential workers from overseas. It is a beautiful country with plenty of opportunity for recreation and sport and has a rich cultural life. And, of course, the education system is highly regarded, so expatriates need have no worries concerning their children. Throw in first class working conditions […]

According to the latest forecast published in May by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland’s unemployment rate in 2013 will rise to 8.4% and should continue near this level in 2014 as short-term employment prospects in Finland are expected to weaken. These employment projections for jobs in Finland are attributed to a downturn […]

There is a high level of demand for staff in the following sectors: Medical Sector, with jobs as doctors, nurses, practical nurses, dentists and psychologists in Finland being on big demand; Education Sector, a great demand for Special education teachers and Nursery school teachers; Finance Sector, most jobs in need of personnel are the Accountants/Payroll accountants in […]

Using the Employment and Economic Development Office services for immigrants If you are a jobseeker, you should register with an Employment and Economic Development Office (te Office) as soon as you have moved to Finland. You will find one near you almost everywhere in Finland. The largest te Offices have Eures advisers and other advisers […]

It is a good idea to start looking for a job in Finland before you actually arrive in the country, for example, by checking out the basic information available on the Internet. The website of the Employment and Economic Development Office (the Office) provides information about jobs, the Office services, the permits required and the […]

Finland, too, is about to undergo a period when the baby-boom generations will be retiring. This will mean a downturn in the supply of labour, although career length is expected to continue to increase in Finland. Job crea- tion is anticipated to be especially strong in healthcare and social work as well as in services […]

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