Central Finland offers work possibilities from metal industry to health care – from ICT to construction work. Probably the easiest way to start hunting for open vacancies is to use the online services. In Finland, direct contact with the employer is a good way to proceed.
There are plenty of options when you are looking for work. You can start with online services, which may be the best source for up-to-date information on open vacancies. Networking and being active yourself is also very important: your friends and relatives can be good sources of information.
The online service of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, mol.fi, offers information on employment office services and guidance for persons seeking work in Finland. The mol.fi website hosts a job vacancies database and includes information about the rules of Finnish working life.
EURES, the European Job Mobility portal, provides you with information on the living and working conditions in all the European countries, in 25 different languages. You can also find information on the labour market situation and check open vacancies in 29 countries, including Finland.
International recruiting agencies offer a wide range of services as well. Some agencies help their employees with accommodation, work permits and duties with officials. Take a look at the following websites, for example, and see what services they offer:
Local Employment offices (TE offices), are state public authorities that help in matters such as jobseeking and employment, unemployment benefits, vocational guidance and career planning, access to training and self-employment.
EU citizens can freely work in Finland if the employment relationship lasts for a maximum of three months. After that, they must register their right to reside in Finland, but they do not need a special residence permit.
Non-EU citizens need a residence permit for an employed person if they intend to work in Finland.
More information on work permits