How to raise the employment rate of the long-term unemployed and disabled
Although the employment rate in Finland has exceeded its pre-corona level, the number of long-term unemployed has not improved. Many of those who lost their jobs during the pandemic are still unemployed. Focus should be put on the hard-to-employ, particularly those with disabilities and immigrants. A state-owned special assignment company Työkanava has been established to create meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.
Read more about measures taken to help the long-term unemployed and the disabled find work in the most recent English Summary (Työeläkelehti 1:2022) published on 14 March. The English Summary also presents the results of a study by the Finnish Centre for Pensions on employers’ views on employing older workers and what telecommuting from abroad requires.