Experiment on recruitment subsidy for sole entrepreneurs

The experiment on recruitment subsidy for sole entrepreneurs would assess the subsidy’s impact on company hiring its first employee. The experiment would examine whether financial support for payroll costs would lower the threshold for recruitment. The aim is to create new employer firms and thereby promote business growth and employment. 

The experiment is aimed at sole entrepreneurs and other companies where all employees are entrepreneurs.

The TE Office of Southeast Finland and the Development and Administration Centre of ELY Centres and TE Offices (KEHA Centre) would implement the experiment.

The experiment is scheduled to begin in March 2022

Steps in recruitment subsidy experiment for sole entrepreneurs: Government proposal 30 September 2021, Parliamentary consideration October–December, Approval by the President December, Experiment on recruitment subsidy begins 1 March 2022, Experiment on recruitment subsidy ends 31 December 2023, Assessment to begin spring 2024. Graphic information from 30 September 2021

The Government submitted a proposal concerning an experiment on recruitment subsidy to Parliament on 30 September 2021. The content and timing of the experiment may still change during the parliamentary debate. The experiment is set to start on 1 March 2022 and end on 31 December 2023. After the experiment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment intends to obtain an assessment from external researchers.

Questions and answers about the recruitment subsidy trial for sole traders

Ville Heinonen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 047 
Kirsi Hyttinen, Senior Specialist for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. + 358 295 048 263