Support for recruitment costs

Pay subsidy

A pay subsidy is an financial benefit that a TE Office may grant to an employer to cover the pay costs of an unemployed job-seeker. The pay subsidy can be up to 30–50% of the pay costs of the new employee, depending on the duration of their unemployment. The subsidy is available for open-ended or fixed-term employment and for apprenticeship training. 

Espoo benefit and recruitment subsidy

By granting the Espoo benefit, the City of Espoo supports the recruitment of unemployed job-seekers. The Espoo benefit is granted on a case-by-case basis. The City of Espoo may also grant a recruitment subsidy to a company that hires an Espoo resident who is an unemployed job-seeker. The subsidy is available for open-ended or fixed-term employment. The recruitment subsidy is granted to the employer to help cover the recruitment costs of an unemployed job-seeker at the beginning of the employment relationship. The recruitment subsidy may also be granted in situations where the unemployed job-seeker is not entitled to the pay subsidy granted by the TE Office, due to the duration of their unemployment or for another reason.

Read more about the Espoo supplement and support for recruitment (website available in Finnish and Swedish).