Aid for uncovered fixed costs under the Act on Support for Business Costs to be extended

25.5.2022 15.30
On 25 May 2022, the Government issued a Decree on the entry into force of an amendment to the Act on Temporary Support for Business Costs for Companies. The Act applies to support for uncovered fixed costs and is intended especially for larger companies to compensate them for the financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Government’s proposal to reduce the obligation to distribute biofuels this year submitted to Parliament

25.5.2022 14.04
Bensapistooli työnnettynä auton tankkausaukkoon
On 25 May 2022, the Government submitted a legislative proposal to Parliament that would temporarily lessen the obligation to lower the obligation to distribute renewable fuels in 2022. The objective of the proposal is to decrease the prices of transport fuels.

Labour market forecast: Employment to grow further with more older people at work while unemployment falls

25.5.2022 9.02
Employment and unemployment rates and their forecasts - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment forecast.
According to the labour market forecast extending until 2024, employment will improve in Finland. The number of employed people will continue to increase, but the rapid post-pandemic growth in employment is expected to slow down towards the end of 2023.

Government proposes to change legislation promoting employment and integration

25.5.2022 15.37
Immigrants studying.
The Government has proposed amendments to three Acts to prepare for the transfer of responsibility for organising health and social services from municipalities to wellbeing services counties at the start of next year. The amendments concern the Act on Multisectoral Joint Services Promoting Employment (the so-called TYP Act), the Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration (Integration Act) and the Act on Municipal Experiments to Promote Employment (Municipal experiments Act). The Government will submit its proposal to Parliament on 25 May 2022.

Working in Finland brochure combats exploitation in 24 languages – Seasonal workers’ advisory service operates again this summer

16.5.2022 14.17
Strawberry picker's hands and a full strawberry box.
The Working in Finland brochure, published by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, is now available in 24 languages to inform workers about their rights and where to find help in case of suspected exploitation. A multilingual advisory service for seasonal workers also combats exploitation of labour. 

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Government employment measures and their impacts

Government employment measures and their impacts

During its current term, the Government will take employment measures that bolster the economy, aimed at achieving an employment-generating impact amounting to 80,000 new jobs.

Government employment measures and their impacts

Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

The Sustainable Growth Programme boosts competitiveness, investment, research, development and innovation, as well as measures to raise skill levels. On our website you can find information on funding that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the government agencies under its purview provide to companies, including calls for applications. 

Sustainable Growth Programme in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Talent Boost

Talent Boost

The objective of the Government’s joint Talent Boost programme is to make Finland more attractive to international talents and to channel the expertise of international talents already in Finland to support growth, internationalisation and innovation in Finnish companies.

Talent Boost -programme

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment creates the conditions for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable growth. It comes from skilled people in high-quality jobs, productivity growth and increasing employment.

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Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

The MEAE Group comprises seven government agencies, 15 Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, 15 Employment and Economic Development Offices, five companies plus three funds.

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Ministers

Tuula Haatainen
Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Employment
Mika Lintilä
Mika Lintilä
Minister of Economic Affairs