Financial support and employment

Assistance with applications and contracts

Business Espoo’s experts advise and assist their business partners in their applications for pay subsidy and Espoo supplement. Please contact us.

Pay subsidy

A pay subsidy is an financial benefit that a TE Office or local government pilots on employment 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 or local government pilots on employment, 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).
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Talent Explorer funding service

Gain new knowledge and expertise to help advance in a new global market with The Talent Explorer funding service provided by Business Finland. It is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises and Midcap companies (maximum group-level turnover of 300 million euros) in all sectors, with the exception of industries excluded from de minimis funding (primary agricultural production, fisheries and aquaculture).
Companies that are seeking new export markets for a product, service or business model by hiring an expert. The company may be in its early stages of internationalization or already operate internationally.

Supported employment advice

Workplace instructors

Successful management of the role of a workplace instructor requires familiarisation with the practices of workplace learning, i.e. planning, implementation and assessment of competence. Omnia offers free training for workplace instructors online, at Omnia as face-to-face implementation or at your own company. The training is suitable for all employees interested in workplace counselling and guiding students.

More information on workplace instructor training on the Omnia website.

Language training

The Open Omnia online store also offers Finnish as a second language (S2)