News |

Spanish nurses leaving Vaasa

Five of eight Spanish nurses recruited to work in Vaasa's city hospital have decided to quit the jobs they took up in October and leave the country. The reasons they cite include the high cost of living, the cold climate, and the difficulty of the Finnish language.

Kolme espanjalaista sairaanhoitajaa pöydän ääressä.
Image: Jarkko Heikkinen / Yle

The five are part of a group of eight Spanish nurses who came to the west-coast town of Vaasa last autumn on two-year contracts under the auspices of the Bothnia Work Project.

This is a regional body that promotes work-related immigration as a way of helping small and medium enterprises in recruiting professionals from abroad. It is run by the Employment and Economic Development Office of Vaasa and co-financed by the European Social Fund.

Project Director Riitta Lehtisalo says the decision of the five nurses was influenced by the high cost of living in Finland, the difficulty of the Finnish language and the cold climate.

The five have all found permanent jobs in London.

Latest in: News

Headlines

News

Monday's papers: Possible police reserve, Supercell wants more English daycare, weekend tragedies and narrow rescue

The papers on Monday featured news that Finland's Interior Minister says she wants to beef up the country's police forces by utilising up to 3,000 reservists. Mobile gaming giant Supercell says that to attract good workers from abroad, more English-language daycare centres are needed in the Helsinki region. Also, the papers report on two tragedies and a rescue over the weekend.

Our picks

Latest

Muualla Yle.fi:ssä