null Jobseekers to receive more individual support in proposed Nordic labour market service model now out for comments

The Nordic labour market service model is one of the Government’s major employment reforms. The aim is to change the course of labour market policy from passive to active in Finland, as in other Nordic countries, and to target services more efficiently than at present.

In the Nordic labour market service model, jobseekers would apply for work on their own initiative and receive individual and intensive support for their job search at an earlier stage. Jobseekers would be required to apply for a certain number of jobs in order to continue their right to receive unemployment security. A jobseeker would receive a reminder in the first case of forgetfulness or neglect.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment circulated the proposed amendments for comments on 7 June 2021. Comments on the draft will be accepted until 1 August 2021. The government proposal is due to be submitted to Parliament during the autumn session 2021.

The changes to the service process of jobseekers are intended to enter into force in May 2022.

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