Unemployment insurance

Unemployment

Kickstart your job search

If you are dismissed or temporarily laid off, register as an unemployed job seeker at the Employment and Economic Development office (TE office) on the first day of unemployment or temporary lay-off at the latest. You can report at the TE office even during your notice, as this might speed up the process. Make sure to register as an unemployed job seeker even if your employer has paid a support package for you.

IF YOU ARE DISMISSED, TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS

Instructions at The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO website

Information on the unemployment security of a TEK member

Also, remember to inform TEK about your unemployment. You can get a reduction in your membership fee

UPDATE YOUR CV AND HEAD TOWARDS NEW STEPS IN YOUR CAREER

What interests you next? What do you dream of right now? Our career coaches help you to plan your next move, create an effective CV, write an employment strategy and prepare for a job interview. When you are unemployed, you have time to develop your competence in many ways. Read more

FIND INTERESTING JOB VACANCIES IN FINLAND aND ABORAD

Read about common job search channels in Finland. 

TEKrekry- LinkedIn group is a job and career discussion forum for graduate engineers and others with a university degree in technology. It is a networking and job posting platform for TEK members, employers and recruiters. 

TEK offers its members access to GoinGlobal service. The service includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on country-specific topics such as:  job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more!

Government and city support for job seekers

Learn about the other financial assistance programs offered by the government and the city to help you find a job.

  • Pay subsidy-TE Office can grant an employer to cover the pay costs of an unemployed person. 
  • Work try out/recruitment try out 
  • Business Finland Talent Explorer funding can be used to hire an expert to support a company's international operations. 

REGIONAL PROJECTS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT JOB SEARCH  

Participate in group peer coaching meant for highly educated talents, who are looking for a job in Uusimaa, Tampere, Turku, and Oulu. 

To qualify for the peer group coaching, the participants need to be registered in the TE-office as unemployed job seekers.

In the Group you will learn how to vocalize your competencies, how to market your capabilities and know-how, how to make your CV, Cover letter and LinkedIn profile excellent and how to stand out from the crowd. The group also helps to create and grow a network and to remain motivated during job search.

Employment projects launched by unions throughout the country:

Uusimaa: CareerBoost

Tampere: Uratehdas (in Finnish) 

Turku: Urapurje (in Finnish)

Oulu: Urasampo (in Finnish)

UPDATE AND MAINTAIN YOUR SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

Gaining new skills is a worthwhile investment. You can build, expand, and strengthen new competencies, for example, while working, studying or during periods of unemployment. Read more about different alternatives