Court: Helsinki breaks contract talks with Muslim recruit who wanted prayer breaks
Three city officials face labour discrimination charges after ending contract talks with a new hire over prayer breaks.
NBI wraps up probe of construction firms' suspected €4.6m in tax evasion
"This is probably the biggest case [of off-the-books employment] in the past decade," the National Bureau of Investigation said.
Raided real estate firm boss hires lawyer and retired businessman
Through his new lawyer, the Russian businessman behind Airiston Helmi has made his first statement since the firm was raided by Finnish authorities last month.
Tampere University to pay €100k in damages, fees for discriminating against female job applicant
The district court ruled the university discriminated against a woman for being a mother and overlooked her for a neurology professorship.
Friday's papers: Substance abuse behind the wheel, MP questions, dissing Finnish coffee
Finland's print press looks at places with the most DUIs, gov't plans to make it easier to fire people, and people turning up their noses at Finnish java.
Unions threaten industrial action over plans to ease firing for small firms
Health and social care workers will not cover their colleagues' shifts or work overtime if plans to make it easier for small firms to sack employees move ahead.
Finnish firms pass up 150m euros in wage subsidies aimed at hiring unemployed
One of the government’s employment-boosting measures involves paying half of a firm’s payroll expenses – if it hires an unemployed person.
Finnish firms cite benefits dependency, lack of skilled applicants as biggest hiring obstacles
More than two-thirds of Finnish companies said they have trouble recruiting new employees, according to a survey carried out by business lobby group EK.
Union: Extending workers' overtime hours could result in fewer new hires
Proposed changes to laws regarding workers' overtime hours could encourage employers to not take on new staff, according to Finland's largest worker's union.
Helsinki, Espoo inspire more Finnish cities to trial anonymous recruitment
In an effort to boost employment, city officials in Vaasa in western Finland are considering piloting anonymous recruitment following positive outcomes in cities like Helsinki and Espoo.
Four face charges over alleged discrimination against Finnish-Russian dual citizen
Police say that the four suspects may have discriminated against a job applicant who was not hired, allegedly due to her Finnish-Russian dual nationality.
"Why wouldn't you employ me?"— Life as a blind immigrant in Finland
Many of us take moving around freely for granted. But for visually impaired people like Licia Prehn, a good memory and a talent for creating a mental map are the keys to freedom of movement.
Finland tweaks 'activation model', hires 200 more employment advisors
Labour Minister Jari Lindström said Thursday that the government plans to hire an additional 206 employees to interview jobseekers as it continues the roll-out of its controversial activation model.
Easier to get a job, easier to lose it - PM defends gov't plans
The main goal of government talks this week on the 2019 state budget was to work out means to further boost employment. While new policies in Finland will lower the threshold for companies to hire, they will also make many new jobs less secure.
Sipilä puolustaa irtisanomisten helpottamista: Yksinyrittävälle suurin riski on ensimmäisen työntekijän palkkaaminen
Pääministeri uskoo, että päätöksellä saadaan positiivista työllisyyskehitystä vauhditettua.
Monday's papers: Bank strike averted, metal workers scarce, most pastors for gay marriage
A long-standing finance sector settlement, the metal industry's worker shortage and a Lutheran pastor poll are the topics of this Monday's review of domestic dailies.
All Points North Podcast #5: Daycare pay cartel, battling loneliness, in search of public saunas
This week APN looks at a contentious debate over hiring daycare teachers, the issue of loneliness in Finland, how to find a public sauna and more. Our special guest is media personality Ruben Stiller.
Southern Finland employment agency buses jobseekers to Uusikaupunki Mercedes-Benz factory
Last month Valmet Automotive announced plans to hire 1,000 workers to build Mercedes-Benz cars in southwest Finland. Now the Uusimaa employment agency in southern Finland has been taking job applicants to the plant by bus.
Viisi vinkkiä kesätyöhakemukseen: ole rehellinen, selkeä ja näytä intosi
Kesätöitä hakevan kannattaa panostaa hakemukseen, mutta työnhakutaidot ovat toisinaan ruostuneet myös työelämässä olevilta. Vanhanaikainen tyyli viestii siitä, että hakijaa ei kiinnosta uudistua ja pysyä ajan hermolla
Valmet to hire 1,000 in Finland to produce Mercedes-Benz A-Class cars
Finnish auto manufacturer Valmet Automotive said it plans to hire some 1,000 workers in Finland this year to help assemble Mercedes-Benz's line of A-Class cars.
Restaurant with unique staff a runaway success in south-east Finland
Kamu, a restaurant run by people with intellectual disabilities, has been a hit since it opened four years ago in the coastal town of Hamina. The eatery has expanded from 60 seats to 200 due to its popularity.
Ukrainians lead applications as officials ease rules for non-EEA builders in southern Finland
Moves to facilitate the hiring of construction workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in the Uusimaa region have not so far led to a dramatic upsurge of work permit applications. Such applications are up by around one fifth this year, with Ukrainians and Russians leading the pack -- but officials say that is partly due to the general economic recovery.