Dear, reader, this is an archived post and there may be some errors in code. They are likely to be minor and shouldn’t disturb the reading experience. However, should you encounter an incomprehensible problem, please send us an email to and we’ll look into it. Thank you.

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission vice president responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, wishes the best success to all parts who benefit from the investment. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

If all goes well, we could have 2,500 new jobs for immigrants in the upcoming three years. The European Investment Fund invests 10 million euros in an experiment aimed to finding jobs for immigrants and to help employers find the skilled labor they need.

Immigrants’ unemployment has for years been two to five times higher than that of the native population, and it takes much more time for them to enter the labor market.

Free newsletter

Sign up for our free newsletter. We will send you updates of our latest articles.

In the experiment, the employment of immigrants is facilitated by bringing training to workplaces and customizing it according to what is needed to do the job. “The project is the first of its kind in Europe, and we will follow its impact very closely as we hope it may serve as a model for others. I wish the best success to all who benefit from the education, training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities offered by the project,” said Jyrki Katainen, European Commission vice president responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness.

Click to find out more.

According to Jari Gustafsson, the permanent secretary at the economic and employment ministry, “Immigrants who find employment strengthen the viability of municipalities and Finland’s economic growth.” “With the growing numbers of immigrants, it is even more important than before to facilitate their entry to the labor market,” he said.

READ:  Employment Increases in Finland - Over 45,000 Fewer Unemployed Than in August Last Year

“The companies participating in the experiment represent sectors that have difficulties in finding workforce, such as the manufacturing industry, building, trade and services. The experiment is first carried out in Uusimaa and Southwest Finland, and it will be extended to regions where there is a shortage of labor as considered necessary.

Source: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment