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Timo Harakka: 100,000 people lost benefits in previous government’s ‘active model’

Finland's Minister for Employment Timo Harakka (SDP) says 100,000 unemployed people lost benefits under the previous government's so-called 'active model' of employment. The scheme, introduced in...

Employment rate still rising, despite economy challenges

The number of people in employment has crept up slightly to 72.8% in September, and the number of unemployed job seekers has fallen month-to-month...

Latest figures: employment rising, unemployment falling 

New figures out this week show continued good news for the government on employment. According to the Employment and Economic Development Offices the number of...

Hundreds of jobs on the line at Lehto, Aktia Bank

Hundreds of jobs are on the line as negotiations on redundancies begin at two large Finnish companies. Lehto construction currently employs more than 1400 people...

Survey: Most Finns oppose basic income for everyone

Most people in Finland are against the idea of giving a basic income to everyone. According to a new survey carried out by the Business...

Valmet Automotive to start talks on temporary job cuts

The Valmet Automotive plant at Uusikaupunki in south west Finland has started discussions with unions about making some temporary job cuts. The company is looking...

Positive trend continues for unemployment figures

The ongoing fall in unemployment figures continued in April, with new figures showing fewer unemployed jobseekers, fewer long term unemployed people, fewer young people...

Posti announces 59 job cuts, and moves other jobs to Estonia

The Finnish post office Posti has announced that it's cutting 59 positions, and transferring another 14 jobs to Tallinn. Negotiations on redundancies have already started,...

Government looks to UK for ideas on employment and integration

Employment minister Jari Lindström (Blue) is visiting the UK this week, looking for fresh ideas on how to get more people back to work, and...

Nokia announces financial losses and job cuts

Finnish tech giant Nokia has announced it made a significant loss in the 3rd quarter this year. The latest figures out today show Nokia's operating...