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Number of unemployed jobseekers nearly doubles in April

The number of people out of work and looking for employment almost doubled in April compared with the year before, as the coronavirus crisis...

Coronavirus epidemic means fewer summer jobs available

The number of summer jobs available this year in Finland has dropped compared to the year before. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade...

Agriculture work schemes attract thousands of applicants

Two schemes to get people to sign up for seasonal agricultural work have attracted thousands of applicants. The seasonwork.fi website is run by the government...

EK warns: unemployment & bankruptcy could be worse than 90’s recession

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK is warning that the coronavirus crisis could cause a wave of unemployment and bankruptcy worse than the 1990's...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

Job losses likely as European Chemicals Agency closes the door to...

Up to ten British nationals could lose their jobs at the European Chemicals Agency ECHA in Helsinki as a direct result of Brexit. After the...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Valmet starts talks to cut 90 Tampere jobs

Valmet is starting talks to cut up to 90 jobs at its Tampere plant and move the work abroad. The company, which specialises in pulp,...

Nokia to cut 180 jobs with Espoo hit hardest

Nokia has announced it will be cutting approximately 180 jobs in Finland this year, as part of a strategy to save €500 million by...

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...