Economic Development Offices offer services to unemployed, those who are
currently working or entering the working life as well as employers. The
Employment and Economic Development Offices have 200 outlets all over
The Employment and Economic Development Offices offer individual customer service and Internet services that jobseekers can use on their own – see the link on the right.
Individual clients are offered services in the areas of job seeking, career planning, occupational rehabilitation and entrepreneurship. The Employment and Economic Development Office gives advice also on applying for unemployment benefits and supports access to employment in different ways.
For employers the employment office offers for example recruiting and training services and advice when reduction of personnel is needed.
EURES-advisers who work in biggest employment offices give advice to jobseekers who want to work abroad and to employers who want to recruit workers from abroad.
Labour force service centres are service outlets that are run together by the labour administration, municipalities and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. These service centres offer services for those whose access to employment has become difficult.
The Employment and
Economic Development Offices run Hiring out of personnel -service which is
available everywhere in
The labour administration’s national service centre Job Line gives advice by phone and e-mail and helps jobseekers and employers in all issues concerning jobs, Employment and Economic Development Offices’ services and worker’s residence permits.