Nordic labour market service model

Nordic labour market service model combines an assessment of individual service needs, intensive support for job search and other services, and job search on own initiative.

 

In the Nordic labour market service model, jobseekers would apply for work on their own initiative and receive individual and intensive support for their job search at an earlier stage. Jobseekers would be required to apply for a certain number of jobs in order to continue their right to receive unemployment security. A jobseeker would receive a reminder in the first case of forgetfulness or neglect.

Intended to entry into force in May 2022

Government decided on Nordic labour market service model in the September 2020 budget session. Consultation round to be held in June-August 2021 Government proposal to be submitted to Parliament in autumn 2021. New law is expected to take effect in 2022.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment circulated the proposed amendments for comments on 7 June 2021. Comments on the draft will be accepted until 1 August 2021. The government proposal is due to be submitted to Parliament during the autumn session 2021. 

The changes to the service process of jobseekers are intended to enter into force in May 2022.

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Questions and answers on Nordic labour market service model

Inquiries:
Timo Meling, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 049 084 (unemployment security)
Santtu Sundvall, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 116 (TE Services)