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International experts to smooth the labour shortage in regional cities

Jobs in Saimaa is a pilot project which supports companies and employers in recruitment of international experts, and this way it boosts the availability of skilled labour.

The recruitment pilot of experts from Russia

The goal of the pilot campaign is to study the availability of labour and to recruit foreign-based experts to Savonlinna and Varkaus, primarily from close-border areas of Russia.

The pilot makes Savonlinna and Varkaus attractive for international jobseekers. After the first phase of the pilot project, the activities will be extended to other regional cities involved in the project. In Russia the campaign is targeted not only at the trained professionals, but also at career changers, students and trainees.

The pilot creates also connections to the schools and educational institutes in the target area. It promotes the co-operation between learning institutions, develops recruitment events in collaboration and creates a continuum of study paths. The target is also to motivate students to learn Finnish already in early stages of the studies. Language skills open several studying opportunities in subregions and moreover, studying provides tools for finding a suitable job and for building connections with the companies in the area.

In the reference videos of the campaign we give the floor to the people from Russia who have already moved and settled. They share they experiences and stories about moving to Finland. You can watch videos on our website or on YouTube.

Jobs in Saimaa is part of the Talent Boost -program. #talentboost #tem #businessfinland