In Finland, the employment relationship between the employee and the
employer is regulated by different acts and agreements. More
information can be found under the topic Labour Legislation.
Employment and Economic Development Offices provide jobseekers and
employers with a wide range of services.
The employer is responsible for occupational safety and health measures
at the workplace. At the workplace you can turn to the occupational
safety delegate representing employees or the safety supervisor
representing the employer, in questions regarding occupational safety
In Finland, the share of organised workers is fairly high compared to
many European countries. Some 75 per cent of workers belong to a trade
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● The unemployment rate in Finland is
lower than normally in the EU: 7.3 %
● There were 5405 long-term
unemployed persons in southwestern Finland in December 2012
- 708 people seeking job in Loimaa
Finnish working culture
● The Finnish working culture is based on equality. In
working life, diligence, individuality and initiative are
highly valued, together with strict observance of
agreements and agreed schedules.
● Regular working hours are eight hours per day and
forty hours per week, with two days' leave per
calendar month worked.
● Finland is a bilingual country (Finnish and Swedish).
Knowledge of at least the basics of the Finnish
language is required in practice at all workplaces,
although English is often the corporate language of the
The youth guarantee guarantees
that each person under 25 years
of age, and recent graduates
under 30 years of age, will be
offered work, a work trial, or a
study, workshop or labour
market rehabilitation place
within three months of
registering as an unemployed
The youth guarantee also
includes an educational
Employment and Economic
Development Offices offer services to
unemployed, those who are currently
working or entering the working life
as well as employers. The
Employment and Economic
Development Offices have 200 outlets
all over Finland.
Individual clients are offered services
in the areas of job seeking, career
planning, occupational rehabilitation
EURES-advisers who work in biggest
employment offices give advice to
jobseekers who want to work abroad
and to employers who want to recruit
workers from abroad.
The lack of job opportunities
Free work places during a month
Foreigners working in Finland
● Citizens of the European Union member states
are entitled to work in Finland without a
worker's residence permit. Citizens of other
countries are in most cases required to have a
worker’s residence permit.
● The same terms and conditions of work and
occupational safety and health requirements
apply to both foreign and Finnish workers.
Visiting the Employment and Economic
Development office in Loimaa
January 22nd 2013