Minister of Employment Arto Satonen is the head of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Minister of Employment is responsible for matters concerning the Employment and Well-Functioning Markets Department. The Department is responsible for employment and employment policy, general labour policy regulation, functioning of the labour and commodity markets and related industrial and business policy issues. The Department’s areas of responsibility include internal market policy, consumer policy, competition policy, European Union supervision of state aid and regulation of public procurement.
In addition, Satonen is in charge of matters related to employment services within the Regions and Growth Services Department.
The Minister of Employment is also responsible for matters concerning work-based immigration and for general administration matters at the ministry.
He is also responsible for matters related to unemployment security and adult education at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
Minister of Economic Affairs Wille Rydman is responsible for matters of the Innovations and Enterprise Financing Department. The Department is responsible for innovation policy, special public funding and export financing policy, mineral policy, internationalisation policy of business and industry, tourism coordination and promotion of foreign investments. The Department is also in charge of the development of the business subsidy system and space policy.
Rydman is also responsible for security of supply issues and, within the Regions and Growth Services Department, for matters related to regional development, sudden structural changes, steering of the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) and business services offered by them, promotion of entrepreneurship, EU regional and structural policy, and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).
The Minister of Economic Affairs is also responsible for matters related to the Financial Markets Department of the Ministry of Finance.
Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen is responsible for matters covered by the Energy Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Minister of the Interior Mari Rantanen is responsible for matters related to integration at the Migration and Integration Unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Minister of Local and Regional Government Anna-Kaisa Ikonen is responsible for matters related to urban development within the Regions and Growth Services Department.