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Travel restrictions and unemployment security
It is possible that due to travel restrictions you will not be able to return to Finland from abroad and the payment of salaries will be interrupted. In this case, can you receive earnings-related daily allowance?
Local government pilots on employment to begin in March
In the local government pilots, part of the TE Office's customers will be transferred to municipalities. The experiment will examine whether the services for jobseekers can be improved by arranging the services for jobseekers through municipalities. The aim of the development of services is to achieve faster employment. The local government pilot project is ongoing from 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2023.
Belief in improving employment situation is strongest in building industry and among under 35-year-olds
In late January we again conducted a Jäsenpulssi survey to measure the employment situation and financial standing of our members as well as moods and expectations regarding the future. The survey was carried out from 15–27 January 2021 and we received well over 14,000 replies for which we want to thank you!
The negative label of unemployment is unnecessary, says bot whisperer Sonja
When the coronavirus epidemic broke out, Sonja Joensuu, who has lived in five countries and studied in three universities in six different languages, awoke to realise how many people got in trouble due to dismissals and lay-offs. The will to help other people made the health sciences professional switch from a customer service and research job to work at YTK.
The effects of Brexit on unemployment security still partly unclear
The transition period for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU expired on 31 December 2020. The EU and the UK signed a Partnership Agreement on 24 December 2020. The impacts of the interpretations of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Partnership Agreement on unemployment security may yet be specified. We will inform you of any changes.
Ministry announced extension of the coronavirus acts
The Government has proposed that the exceptional provisions concerning unemployment security valid until the end of March 2021 will be extended to the end of June 2021. Parliament has not yet decided on the extension. YTK is following up the situation.
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