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Working for the City of Jyväskylä

The city organisation is the largest employer in the area. It employs nearly 7000 experts with over 400 different occupational titles.

The employment relationships to the city are in the form of posts and jobs. Most of the city’s employment relationships are jobs. The terms of the employees’ employment relationships are determined on the basis of the Employment Contracts Act, municipal collective wage agreements and employment contracts. Approximately one fourth of the city’s employment relationships are posts established by the city. A post always includes exercising public authority, which means that the official makes decisions concerning the city.

How does the City of Jyväskylä recruit?

Information on open positions in the City of Jyväskylä is available on the recruitment page (in Finnish).
See also the announcements for recruiting substitutes (teaching, health care, catering jobs) at http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/rekrytointi/jatkuva (in Finnish).
Open positions are also announced in newspapers and through the employment office. For more inforation, please contact Ms Sari Ropponen, sari.ropponen@jkl.fi

Traineeships

It is possible to apply for a traineeship, and there are various jobs in different fields available. We have trainees in a range of positions, including in social and health care institutions, teacher training and cultural and technical fields. For more information contact Ms Sari Ropponen, sari.ropponen@jkl.fi

In addition, City of Jyväskylä organizes trainee possibilities in the Art Workshop for young adults.The purpose of the art workshop is to gain work experience and motivation by using arts.

Thesis opportunities

The city is interested in theses that help develop the city’s operations. If you think you have a good idea for a thesis, contact the personnel in charge of human resources. For more information contact: Ms Sari Ropponen, sari.ropponen@jkl.fi

Summer jobs

The application period for summer jobs aimed at school children and students is between February and March every year. The length of employment varies from two weeks to three months. Available jobs are announced on the city's website and on the website of the Employment and Economic Development Office (mol.fi).

An apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a temporary employment relationship that consists mostly of workplace learning. Workplace learning is supplemented with theory lessons provided by the educational institution. The city uses apprenticeships mostly to train its own personnel. It is, however, possible for others, such as the unemployed, to apply for an apprenticeship. For more information contact : Ms Elina Nerg, elina.nerg[at]jkl.fi phone +358 14 266 3074

Civil service

Civil service is based on the conscription act, and freedom of religion and conscience. It is possible to carry out civil service by working for the City of Jyväskylä. Information on the open position with the City of Jyväskylä can be asked from the Civilservicecentre of Finland.

Subsidised employment

The city’s service units employ more than 200 people yearly with the aid of employment appropriation. The city employs primarily long-term unemployed and young people, who receive wage subsidies from the employment office. For more information contact Employent services of the City of (web pages in Finnish).

The conditions for receiving subsidies are determined by the employment office. The decision on employment is made by the branch of administration or the service unit that has informed the employment office about available jobs.

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