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City of Jyväskylä recruitment services

The city organization employs more than 7,000 experts with more than 400 professional titles. The City of Jyväskylä recruits personnel for both permanent and temporary positions. 

How does the City of Jyväskylä recruit?

  • Information on open positions at the City of Jyväskylä is available on the recruitment page (in Finnish).
  • See also the announcements for recruiting substitutes (teaching, health care, catering jobs) (in Finnish).
  • Open positions are also announced through the employment office.


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 Anna-Leena Pusa,

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 Anna-Leena Pusa,

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.

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 Employment services of the City of Jyväskylä (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.