Newsletter 17.2.2022

We are sorry about the long processing times

The first months of the year are busy times regarding unemployment security. In January–February the number of applications is at its highest, and many first-time applications are submitted. At the same time, new tax cards arrive, and our membership fee invoices are sent out.

To tackle the backlog we are giving priority to the processing of applications. We see to it that all possible employees are placed in the processing of applications. The number of messages and calls to the customer service is steered by providing comprehensive advice. That includes, for example, telephone information messages, highlights on the website, chatbot adjustments, and these newsletters.

Despite the measures taken, the processing times are now longer than what we aim at. We are sorry about that. We think that you should receive your earnings-related daily allowance as quickly and flexibly as possible. The same also applies to the customer service.

Latest news on unemployment security:

Joint application is starting!

Young people in the family should pay attention to the joint application. By applying to training they can ensure that they will retain the right to receive unemployment security benefits. Continue reading >>

Do you want to take time off?

Early in the year many of you have asked us about job alternation leave. The same also applies to our website traffic. During the first weeks of the year, information on job alternation leave was searched twice as much compared to a similar period at the end of last year. Read more >>​​​​​​​

Government decided on condition regarding employment measured by earnings

The Government has decided on employment promoting measures, and the most significant change is the condition regarding employment measures by earnings. Furthermore, the Government decided that copyright remuneration would not affect the unemployment security in the future. The conditions of independent studying on unemployment security will also be amended. The targeted schedule is tight with goal at the beginning of the next year, but the bills have not been given yet. Read more >>

What to do if you are laid off or unemployed

  1. Straight away: Register with the TE Office as an unemployed jobseeker on the first day of the lay-off at the latest.
  2. After two weeks. When you have been laid off for two weeks, you can submit your first daily allowance application to us.
  3. Once you have submitted your application, you can take it easy and relax. We will process your daily allowance application as soon as possible.

Join the YTK Association for even more benefits!

Take on the Työelämäkuntoon challenge and win well-being services for yourself!

We have started the year by realising our members’ wishes on benefits that promote well-being, and we challenge you to get fit for working life with #työelämäkuntoon2022!

So if you are not yet a member of the YTK Association, join now and use all your valuable benefits!

Steps to improve your well-being at work in 2022:

1 - Understand

Start by testing your fitness for working life and you can win prizes that help you move on and feel better. Complete the test and participate in the raffle! (Note: The test is in Finnish)

Also remember your -15% discount on Puhti tests!

2 - Learn

Participate in the free Optimal Performance live webinars by multi-skilled well-being expert Joni Jaakkola. Joni will guide you to better sleep and recovery, food and nutrition, exercise and physical activity, and sustainable lifestyle changes. The recordings can be viewed in the OMA+ service throughout the year. Check it out and participate!

3 – Build habits

Sustainable change happens when you turn the things you have learned into habits. Don’t forget to use your benefits for the FiksuStartti 2.0 online course and free Yogaia videos and mindfulness courses by Ceesto. See all your benefits under #työelämäkuntoon2022!