Economy & Business

Fiskars to cut up to 60 jobs in Finland

Finnish homeware brand Fiskars, best known internationally for their distinctive orange-handled scissors, is starting negotiations to cut 220 jobs. Some 476 employees are part of the restructuring negotiations, and while most of the redundancies will come in the company's global...

New year, new work opportunities with a surge of job seekers

January is a time when many people make resolutions and decide to start the new year with a fresh start - with varying degrees of success. Often it's about ending bad habits, or making positive lifestyle changes. But for many...

Where’s the beef? MTK launches campaign to encourage more meat eating

Millions of passengers at Helsinki Airport will be seeing English-language adverts encouraging visitors to eat more meat while they're in Finland. The advertising campaign is being run by the Central Union of Agriculture Producers MTK and is expected to reach...

Finland’s tech industry gender pay gap highlighted

A new study finds there's a 5% pay gap between men and women who work in the tech industry in Finland. The information was compiled by TEK, the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, which promotes the...

Alko plans to change opening hours in dozens of stores

State-owned alcohol retailer Alko says it's planning to change the opening hours in dozens of its stores from the beginning of the new year. Back in March 2018 the chain extended the opening hours of all its stores as new...

Finnair’s sky high domestic prices could buy a ticket half way round the world

If you want to travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi next Monday, a one-way ticket booked a week in advance at the Finnair website will set you back €354. For the same price, give or take a few euros in either...

Mixed picture for women in leadership roles at Finnish listed companies

The number of female CEOs in Finnish listed companies has reached a record high, although it's a more complex picture when it comes to the number of women in other senior leadership roles. According to the Central Chamber of Commerce...

Strike action affects 100,000 workers this week

Up to 100,000 workers are on strike this week, as members of the Finnish Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto and other unions stage three days of strikes. It's the largest industrial action to hit Finland in recent years and mostly affecting workers...

Black Friday bargain: giant dragon for sale in Tikkakoski

If you're in the mood to spend some serious Black Friday money this year, one Finnish craftsman is ready to sell you something you might have always thought your home was lacking: a giant wooden dragon called Teppo. It took Jarkko...

Survey: most Finns are against fur farming in its current form

Two new surveys carried out by animal welfare groups highlights the Finnish public's changing attitudes to fur farming. The practice of 'factory farming' mammals for their fur - including foxes, Arctic foxes and raccoon dogs - has drawn international criticism...

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Minister: Policy u-turn on electronic ankle tags for failed asylum seekers

The government has indicated a change in policy, and now says asylum seekers who had their applications rejected won't have to wear electronic ankle...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 7th July 2020

New coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September ...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after...

Warning as Tallinn cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus

Authorities are urging anyone who took a Silja Europa cruise to Tallinn from 30th June to 1st July to get a Covid-19 test even...

Kela backlog for callers to foreign language helplines

Finland's social security agency Kela says its foreign language helplines are getting so many calls that there's a long backlog for help, with many...

New recruits enlist with coronavirus restrictions in place

Some 12,000 new recruits are starting their military conscription today, and this year the coronavirus crisis brings some changes to their training. Most of the...

Tampere police investigate weekend homicide

Police in Tampere say they're investigating a homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault following an incident in the city's Haapalinna neighbourhood. It happened on Saturday...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th...