Intensified cooperation between companies and the employment services to find hidden jobs

The Employment and Economic Development Offices will organise events for companies and employers in different parts of Finland on 4–15 April 2016. The objective is to find new jobs and to create awareness of the employment and economic development services among companies and employers. The European Employer’s Day is organised simultaneously across Europe.

- The campaign is extremely topical just now. The current labour market situation highlights the importance of cooperation between employers. One of the aims of the visits to companies is to find hidden jobs, says Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström.

During the first two weeks of April, specialists from the Employment and Economic Development Offices will make personal visits to companies. Employers are invited to participate in business breakfasts, recruiting sessions and job fairs as well as entrepreneurship clinics. In addition, visits will be made to local entrepreneur organisations in order to intensify cooperation.  

The employment and economic development services help companies get skilled labour and support their expansion. Closer collaboration between the employment services and employers reduces problems linked to jobseeker matches and recruitment.

The Employment and Economic Development Offices aim to raise the number of visits to companies in all areas. Aim is to visit about 24,000 companies across Finland in 2016.

Over 150,000 employers in more than 30 countries will be contacted on the European Employer’s Day. The campaign is organised by the Network of Public Employment Services (PES).

The events can be followed on Twitter using hashtags #employersday and #enpes2016 (European Network of Public Employment Services).