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For jobseekers

The employment services in the region work closely together and offer help in finding a job. The links below help you find versatile support in your search for employment taking into account your current circumstances.

Vacancies in the City of Vaasa

We constantly need new talent – employees, deputy managers and trainees. You are also welcome to come to the city for summer work, civilian service, pay subsidised work or simply to get to know about working life.

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Vacancies in the Vaasa region

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the working opportunities in the Vaasa region and you might be amazed how many possibilities there are waiting to be seized by professionals. The Employment and Economic Development Services (TE services) maintain the list of vacancies.

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Are you interested in entrepreneurship?

Starting a business is one way you can employ yourself. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, you should familiarise yourself with the services for beginner entrepreneurs.
Read more: Suomi.fi unemployment/entrepreneurship, JobMarket’s entrepreneurship pages and Suomen yrittäjät’s site

Get help and support to start a business from the Vaasa Region Enterprise Agency Startia
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If you are an unemployed jobseeker, you can try entrepreneurship with unemployment benefits for four months or apply for a start-up grant
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See also Entrepreneurial training

Tools and tips for job search

TE-services for jobseekers

The TE services offer your expert assistance when you are looking for a job or considering your career choices.
TE-services homepage

Ostrobothnia TE Office (only in Finnish and Swedish)

Find Ostrobothnia TE Services’ training opportunities and information sessions in the Events Calendar.
Events calendar (only in Finnish and Swedish)

Have you been unemployed for a prolonged period or do you have challenges in terms of your work ability?

Young people, if you don’t know where to start, start at Ohjaamo!

Information, advice and guidance for people who have moved to Finland

InfoFinland is a multi-language website providing reliable information to people planning to move to Finland and to immigrants already living in the country. Read more

The Work Help Finland mobile application is intended for foreign workers coming to Finland and residing in Finland. Work Help Finland – Ministry of the Interior (intermin.fi)

Welcome Office is a low threshold information and guidance service for all newcomers and immigrants. Welcome Office provides information on matters such as immigration, recruitment, education, language courses, working life, public services and the Finnish society. welcomeoffice.fi

University of Vaasa offers free study and career guidance for immigrants who are at least eligible studying in higher education. Read more.

See also: Everyday support – New in Finland and Work in Finland -guide

City of Vaasa Employment Services

The aim of employment services for Vaasa residents is

  • to enable those who have been unemployed for a prolonged period, those with limited capability for work and those in an otherwise difficult position in the labour market to find work through pay subsidy.
  • to enable summer employment for young people, including those with special needs
  • to offer non-military service positions for Vaasa residents with non-military service obligation and

Read more: Employment services (only in Finnish and Swedish)

Higher education career services for students

Higher education institutions also offer career services for students.

University of Vaasa Career Services 

University of Vaasa Career Services support studets’ career planning and working life skills development, for example by organising courses related to academic working life skills and offering career guidance and job search counselling.

VAMK Talent Coach

The Talent Coach provides free career coaching and counselling services for all international students. You can get personalised feedback, tips and advice. 

Vaasa International Talents

The Vaasa International Talents programme provides you with information and tools for skills development. It also provides the opportunities needed to develop Finnish work-life skills and to connect with businesses and other actors in the region.

Hanken Career Services

Hanken Career Services offers a wide range of services aimed to improve your skills for working life and job search. Career Services is a direct link between students and potential future employees.

Åbo Akademi Career Services

Our mission is to improve ÅAU students’ and graduates’ prospects on the labor market by increasing the interaction between university studies and working life. We offer, among other things, career guidance, CV clinics, support in job searching and information on internships both in Finland and abroad.

SIMHE guidance

University of Vaasa offers free guidance to immigrants who are eligible for higher education and interested in studying.