Reform of digital TE services progresses – Services now available at Job Market Finland
A new digital service platform for jobseekers and employers, Job Market Finland, has been launched. The Job Market enables jobseekers to create and publish a job search profile, which helps both jobseekers and employers to find each other better than before. The new information system services of the TE Administration will be entirely functional by the end of 2023.
From the beginning of May, individual and business customers of employment and economic development services (TE services) have been instructed to use the Job Market service instead of the national te-palvelut.fi website. Initially, the reform will be visible as a change in online services as electronic services and data content are transferred to the Job Market. In other respects, digital services will be reformed in stages for customers and advisers as well as the customer information system.
The reform is expected to improve employment by approximately 200–1,200 jobs per year. In particular, the effect will be achieved by artificial intelligence-based means that improve the matching of jobseekers with jobs.
“The digital TE services reform means more seamless and faster services. I encourage all jobseekers and employers to try out the new job search profile. Let’s put artificial intelligence to work so that jobs and people can find each other more easily than before,” says Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen.
The profiles of both jobseekers and vacancies are based on competences. The job search profile can be published anonymously, which increases equality. The matching functionality based on artificial intelligence suggests suitable jobs to jobseekers and suitable jobseekers to employers. The use of the job search profile does not have any legal effects. However, it is a way for the jobseeker to demonstrate activity as required by the Nordic labour market service model.
The reform also clarifies and updates the regulation on the processing of customer data in public employment and business services.
The President of the Republic is set to approve the reform on 20 May 2022, after which the laws will enter into force on 23 May 2022.
Iiris Niinikoski, Special Adviser to the Minister of Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7372
(legislation) Emmi Äijälä, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7216
(digital TE services project) Mikko Kuoppala, Ministerial Adviser Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 9245