Employment and subsistence
Employment services of the City of Jyväskylä
The employment services of the City of Jyväskylä will help you in job seeking. For questions regarding job-seeking, development of work-life skills and career coaching, you can contact the Expertise Centre for Immigrants.
For the employers, the employment services offer services for recruitment and hiring free of charge.
Those under 30 years of age can get support in finding their own field of study and employment and career planning also in the Ohjaamo Jyväskylä One-Stop Guidance Centre.
Employment and Economic Development Offices offer services to unemployed, those who are currently working or entering the working life as well as employers. The Employment and Economic Development Offices have 200 offices all over Finland. See the web pages of Economic Development Offices
Economic Development Office, Jyväskylä
Address: Vapaudenkatu 58 A, 40101 Jyväskylä
Information on Labour Market Subsidy, Basic Unemployment Allowance, Training Subsidy at the Kela's web pages
The services for jobseekers in the Jyväskylä region have changed as of 1.3.2021
Due to the ongoing national employment pilot project, some of the customers of the Central Finland TE Office have become customers of the employment services of the City of Jyväskylä. You can register as an unemployed jobseeker at the Central Finland TE Office or online. If you belong to the target group of the employment pilot, the TE Office in Central Finland will refer you to the municipal employment services. The duration of the municipal pilot is until 30.6.2023.
Labour market subsidy
Labour market subsidy is a financial support to those that are entering the labour market for the first time or have received the basic or earnings-related unemployment allowance for the maximum period. Only a job seeker living in Finland is able to get labour market subsidy and it will not be paid during the period when the person is abroad looking for work.
Read more about the labour market subsidy
The immigrants moving to Finland
If an immigrant does not already have a job when moving to Finland, he/she must enrol as an unemployed job applicant to the Employment and Economic Development Office. During the interview, the employment consultant and the applicant will discuss what kind of work the applicant is looking for. They will also find out what knowledge and skills the applicant has and record them on the database. The applicant’s readiness to look for work, the possibilities of work within the district and the kind of employment services the applicant needs to find work will also be discussed during the interview.
Integration services for immigrants
When you come to live in Finland, you can contact the Employment and Economic Development Office, or the TE Office, to ask for services that will support your integration and employment. Early phase integration services specifically intended for immigrants include:
- guidance and advice for immigrants
- an initial assessment
- an integration plan
- integration training.