The Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy is responsible for labour policy strategy and implementation, improving the viability of working life and its quality, and promoting employment. The Ministry’s tasks also include the planning and implementation of the Public Employment and Economic Development Services.
The Ministry is responsible
for harmonising EU employment policy with national employment policy, EU professional
life and labour law issues, the European Job Mobility Portal (EURES) job
matching scheme, and matters to do with the International Labour Organisation
Its tasks under the heading of professional life also include arbitration in industrial disputes, ensuring non-discrimination, certain services for seamen, and matters to do with wage security. The Ministry of Employment and the Economy is also responsible for guidance on non-military service and its development. The Ministry drafts and develops legislation on all of these matters.
Quality jobs and rapid employment
Companies can grow and develop if they have a skilled workforce. And jobseekers need to find employment as quickly as possible.
The aim of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy’s strategic policies is to match the supply of labour with its demand more efficiently and more quickly in partnership with the other administrative sectors. The Ministry endeavours to combine entrepreneurial development services and support for growth companies with services which cater for the employment of jobseekers and skills development.
Cases of unemployment are addressed as early on as possible and efforts are made to prevent structural unemployment and exclusion. Resources are made available for measures deemed the most effective for employment. Entrepreneurship is promoted. Solutions under the new employment and economic development policy strive for a healthy balance between flexibility in the labour market and job security.