275,300 unemployed jobseekers in December

25.1.2022 8.03
Animated graphics and text: 275,300 unemployed jobseekers in December  The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 82,000 from December the year before.
The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 82,000 from December the year before. The number of new vacancies reported in December totalled 90,600. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 164,500, which is 71,600 more than a year ago.

Finland to fund European Digital Innovation Hubs

21.1.2022 10.30
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will fund the European Digital Innovation Hubs selected from Finland for the first three years. The hubs support businesses and the public sector in the utilisation and deployment of digital solutions.

First offshore wind power research permits granted for Finland’s exclusive economic zone

20.1.2022 14.29
The Government has granted research permits for three offshore wind power projects in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Wpd Finland Oy was granted a permit on 20 January 2022 for the research area west of Jakobstad. OX2 Finland Oy received permits for two projects in the research areas west of Hailuoto and Jakobstad last week. Both companies’ permits offshore of Jakobstad concern the same area. The studies are set to be conducted this and next year.

EU ministers to meet in Paris to discuss future of research, innovation and higher education in Europe

24.1.2022 9.49
EU-lippuja lipputangoissa
The informal meeting of competitiveness ministers (research, innovation) will be held in Paris on 24–25 January 2022. The meeting will focus on synergies between higher education, research and innovation as well as the future of higher education institutions in Europe.

Migration Institute report highlights development needs for authorities to better prevent exploitation of foreign labour 

11.1.2022 11.21
The hand of a man signing a contract.
The exploitation of foreign labour is expected to grow in Finland as work-based immigration increases. Preventing problems requires more information on exploitation-related phenomena and investments in the resources and cooperation between authorities. 

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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