More working capacity coordinators at TE Offices
As part of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government’s working capacity programme, the number of working capacity coordinators at TE Offices was increased in 2020-2023.
Working capacity coordinators ensure that jobseekers with impaired capacity to work have access to all services promoting employment, irrespective of the body organising the service. The objective is to increase the demand for labour offered by jobseekers with impaired capacity to work. Therefore, an important part of the working capacity coordinator’s work is to support the employer in employing people with impaired capacity to work.
Working capacity coordinators coordinate services for jobseekers with impaired capacity to work according to their service needs. In this context, it is essential to identify the jobseeker’s level of working capacity. As a key part of this work, working capacity coordinators have created cooperation networks and are cooperating more closely with companies in the region.
Working capacity coordinators have also taught the TE Office personnel to identify the service needs of persons with impaired capacity to work in order to start their service paths more quickly.
Activities to continue even after the end of the programme
The majority of TE Offices have made the position of working capacity coordinators permanent and their activities have been established in the regions. Their work will continue even after the working capacity programme ends.
In 2023, the working capacity coordinators will focus on developing cooperation between TE services and the wellbeing services counties, which started their operations at the beginning of the year. One example of this work is introducing practices for health checks of unemployed jobseekers in different regions. In addition, working capacity coordinators help experts at TE services to identify those jobseekers with impaired capacity to work who are in the most difficult labour market position and who could be suitable for employment at the state-owned special assignment company Työkanava Ltd.
Working capacity coordinators also participate in the planning and development work to prepare the transfer of responsibility for TE services from the central government to local governments.
Inquiries: Jenni Wessman, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, jenni.wessman(at)gov.fi and Marianne Keyrilainen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, marianne.keyrilainen(at)gov.fi