Finland - Increase of labour participation - September 30, 2019

The government programme is called an ‘Inclusive and competent Finland’. Minister of Employment says this summed up what work means to people and society. Finland aims for an employment rate of 75%. That might be challenging in a country where access to labour and businesses’ recruitment challenges are growing issues. The current employment rate stands at 72.4%. The Minister underlined that the government programme aims to increase participation in the labour market for those who are partially capable of working, those who are difficult to employ, young people, older people and people with immigrant backgrounds.

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