Employment and Economic Development Offices visit companies to find hidden jobs

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 4.4.2016 9.00
Press release

The Employment and Economic Development Offices will organise events for companies and employers in different parts of Finland on 4-15 April 2016. The objective is to find new jobs and to create awareness of the employment and economic development services among companies and employers. The European Employer's Day is organised simultaneously across Europe.

- The campaign is extremely topical just now. The current labour market situation highlights the importance of cooperation between employers. One of the aims of the visits to companies is to find hidden jobs. Companies are a source of growth, which we are trying to support through public employment services. At the same time, each new job helps to reduce unemployment, stresses Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström.

During the first two weeks of April, specialists from the Employment and Economic Development Offices will make personal visits to companies. Employers are invited to participate in business breakfasts, recruiting sessions and job fairs as well as entrepreneurship clinics.   In addition, visits will be made to local entrepreneur organisations in order to intensify cooperation. 

Employment and economic development services support employers

The employment and economic development services help companies get skilled labour and support their expansion. Closer collaboration between the employment services and employers reduces problems linked to jobseeker matches and recruitment.

- The employment services must be well informed of companies' needs to be able to help jobseekers and employers find each other. This year, cooperation between companies and the employment services will be further intensified. The Employment and Economic Development Offices aim to raise the number of visits to companies in all areas. We aim to visit about 24,000 companies across Finland in 2016, says Minister Lindström.

The campaign reaches employers in Europe

Over 150,000 employers in more than 30 countries will be contacted on the European Employer's Day. The campaign is organised by the Network of Public Employment Services (PES).

All events organised in Finland can be found at http://te-palvelut.fi/te/fi/pdf/tapahtumakooste.pdf (in Finnish). For information about the campaign and events in all European countries, please visit http://employersday.eu/. The events can be followed on Twitter using hashtags #employersday and #enpes2016 (European Network of Public Employment Services).


Tiina Oinonen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, tel. +358 29 504 9295