Work

Applying for work and your CV

Apply for vacant jobs via the Internet, the TE Office, companies and recruitment agencies. Enter the keyword “Avoimet työpaikat”( vacancies). You must have a CV for your job search. 
If you need to, you can get help from many different parties in finding a job, applying for a job and drawing up a CV. You can also find a lot of information about different jobs and services that promote employment through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

Ohjaamo Lahti

In Ohjaamo, you can get guidance and counseling in job searches and drawing up a CV if you are under 30 and live in Lahti. Visit the Ohjaamo site to see their activities: www.ohjaamolahti.fi. In mid-March 2021, Ohjaamo became a part of the Local government pilots on employment and the services are now at Lahti Palvelutori, on the 2nd floor of Trio shopping centre. Check the opening hours on the Ohjaamo website.

Häme TE-Office

The TE-Office offers general guidance and counseling in Lahti Palvelutori on Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00. Check the latest information on Lahti Palvelutori internet site: https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/palvelutorin-toimijat/
Häme TE-office operates at the address Kirkkokatu 12 from 9–16.00 https://toimistot.te-palvelut.fi/hame

Local Government Pilot on Employment

A local government pilot on employment has started in the Lahti region on the first of March 2021. It will last until the end of June 2023. In addition to Lahti, the local government pilot on employment will include Asikkala, Hollola, Kärkölä and Orimattila. The pilot will cover more than 11,000 customers in the Lahti region.   

Unemployed people and jobseekers in employment services, who are not entitled to an earnings-related unemployment allowance will be transferred to the pilot. In addition, the local pilot includes all jobseekers under the age of 30, as well as all immigrants and foreign language speakers who are either unemployed or in employment pomoting services at the employment and economic development offices of the pilot municipalities. 

More information: https://www.lahti.fi/en/city-and-decision-making/employment-services/

Lahti OSKE 

The Networking Skills Centre for Immigrants - OSKE in brief, offers help to people with an immigrant background in finding work and studying. OSKE offers, for example, job coaching, competence inventories, carries out recognition of qualifications and provides guidance for studies as well as helping clients along a smooth path to working life. You need a residence permit in order to receive the services offered by Lahti OSKE. The Lahti OSKE service point is open at Palvelutori in Trio from Monday to Thursday from 10 to 15.
https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/asiointi-ja-neuvontapalvelut/maahanmuuttotyo/

Lahti TalentHub

The Lahti TalentHub is an ESF-funded project that develops the employment of international professionals from a business perspective. The aim is to create growth opportunities in the Lahti region by bringing international know-how into the workforce, and to the region's employers. In order to achieve this goal, the required skills on the one hand, and the available workforce on the other, are mapped. You can find the TalentHub project at Lahti Palvelutori: https://www.lahti.fi/en/lahti-talenthub/

Työpolku

The TyöPolku scheme, managed by Häme Setlementti, offers individual support towards working life through working trial periods, job coaching and training applications. The services are targeted at immigrants from the TE Office's clients and those of the Romani ethnic community. You can find the Työpolku project at Lahti Palvelutori. Check current information and opening hours at: https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/palvelutorin-toimijat/

Osaamisen paikka

On the Osaamisen paikka (meaning Skills Place) website, you will find support and tools to promote employment and becoming employed. The site is specifically targeted at the Päijät-Häme region. https://osaamisenpaikka.fi/maahanmuuttajille/

Tax card

If you receive pay or other income in Finland you need to have a tax card. You get the tax card from the taxation office of from the MyTax e-service of the Finnish Tax Administration: https://www.vero.fi/en/individuals/tax-cards-and-tax-returns/tax_card/

Trade Unions

If you want, you can join a trade union in your field of work. Contact your workplace shop steward or your trade union directly. You can also join trade unions by filling out a membership form on the union’s website. Read more here: https://www.sak.fi/en/trade-unions

Occupational safety

Occupational safety aims at well-being and safety in the workplace. The aim of occupational safety is to prevent, reduce and eliminate occupational accidents and diseases as well as physical and mental strain that is dangerous to health. If necessary, contact your workplace safety and health representative or call the national service number: https://www.tyosuojelu.fi/web/en/about-us/services/telephone-service

Employee rights advisory service for immigrants 

If you have any employment-related questions or problems, you can contact the employee rights advisory service for immigrants to Finland. Counseling is provided by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK. You can get advice even if you are not a union member. For example, a lawyer can answer questions related to employment contracts, pay issues, holiday rights or working hours. Free counseling is available in Finnish or English. Employment counseling is open on Mondays from 14 to 17, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9  to 11 and from 12  to15.
Tel.: 0800 414 004
Email: workinfinland(at)sak.fi 
https://www.sak.fi/en/working-life/immigrants

SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYERS

Työpaikkasuomi 

On the Osaamisen paikka (meaning Skills Place) website, you will find support and tools to promote employment and becoming employed. The site is specifically targeted at the Päijät-Häme region: www.osaamisenpaikka.fi