Finnish salaries

Finnish salaries in the European context

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

In this post, we put Finnish salaries into the European context. We look at wage differences and wage distribution in different employer groups in Europe. This blog is based on a 2019 report by the Labor Institute for Economic Research. Merja Kauhanen of the Labor Institute for Economic Research and Olli-Matti Laine of the Bank of Finland conducted the study. …

international students

International students in Finland: why come and why stay?

Vieraskynä Studying in Finland, Working in Finland

In this blog post, we talk about a study that looks at international students in Finland. It looks at why they come and why they stay here. The study is mainly based on survey responses from international students collected in spring 2019. Finland is trying hard to attract more international talent to the country to counteract the looming labor shortage. For …

technology sector

The skills needed in the technology sector in Finland

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

The Technology Industry Employers of Finland (Technology Finland) released their future employee needs assessment on September 23rd, 2021. According to them, Finnish employers in the technology sector will need 130 000 new employees within the next 10 years. What makes this assessment interesting are the skills maps they also released. Those skills maps explain what skills are needed in Finland in the …

Labor shortages

What’s with the talk of labor shortages in Finland?

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

For a long time, discussions about the labor market have focused on the labor shortages in Finland. In fact, the main reason the Finnish government is actively pushing for the attraction of foreign professionals to the Finnish labor market is this labor shortage. At the same, however, there is a large number of people who are unemployed in Finland. Even without …