For every 10 people already employed in the Scandinavian country there are four seniors over the age of 65. There is a need to attract workers in the coming years.
Titled “The happiest countries in the world”, Finland is struggling to attract foreign workers to overcome its population crisis, and is facing Europe’s critical labor shortage.
“To help offset the costs of the older generation, recruiter of efficient solutions,” said Zaku Tiwersinen, who told AFP that it was now widely accepted that it was “widely accepted”.
While most Western countries are confronted with misleading statistics, some feel its effects as well as Finland.
For every 10 people already working in the Nordic country there are 4 seniors over the age of 65, and this ratio is set to rise to one to two by 2030, leading all the countries in the world except Japan.
Health professionals, metallurgists …
According to Helsinki, the Nordic country of 5.5 million people needs a positive net migration of 20,000 to 30,000 people each year – doubling today – and needs to keep its public services and aging care to a minimum. Is better understood, while at the same time closing the pension deficit.
After years of recession, business and government “are now at a critical juncture and are recognizing the problem,” said Charles Mathews.
He is a researcher on education and migration at the Finnish Academy and is one of the experts consulted by the government program “Talent Boost”, which aims to make the country the most attractive in the world for four years, partly through local recruitment programs.
Targeted workers include Spanish health professionals, Slovak metallurgists, IT professionals and Russian, Indian or Philippine maritime professionals.
On paper, Finland, the forerunner of gender equality, is a dream come true with its efficient public services, low crime and inequality, all crowned with high confidence in the authorities.
But in addition to its complex language and harsh climate, the Nordic country is often paralyzed by difficulty in accessing the labor market for foreigners, resulting in a significant departure after a few months.
Ahmed (first name changed) says his research failed, despite years of experience in the promising field of digital product design when he came to Finland for family reasons.
The 42-year-old British man said that during his research in Finland, he received offers in Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Eventually he decided to travel every week between Helsinki and Dசsseldorf, where he found work.
As for the far-right Finns party, it has gained considerable influence over the past decade, now occupying one of the five seats in parliament, where immigration issues are as low as possible.
Help with the process
For Sagu Dhiversinen, there are signs of improved openness.
“When fewer employees are too bad, we see companies looking for other solutions,” he says, citing the case of a growing technology industry that was able to employ about 2,000 people in six months after changing the working language to English.
Still, he says, “A lot of Finnish businesses and organizations are very interested in Finnish application, and Finnish is very fluent.”
Food Finnish company Voltin Shaun Ruten says some Finnish start-ups facing a shortage of skilled workers in OECD countries have decided to join the ranks of foreigners.
According to the mayor of Helsinki John Wabouri, he mobilized major communications companies to enhance the charisma and fame of his city.
Bringing up singles is not a problem, it is difficult to attract couples and family because “there are always great problems in finding suitable employment for spouses,” he explains.
But the councilor is expressing his confidence, bringing with him his confidence in Asian immigration and the professional priorities of the new corona virus.
“Must be safe, functional, reliable, predictable”: he concludes that Helsinki’s powers are “important values” with the epidemic.
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