Helsinki benefit for job seekers

With the Helsinki benefit, you can promote your employment into a full- or part-time job. The subsidy is paid to the employer and can be used to cover a part of the payroll costs.

When can I utilise the Helsinki benefit? 

The subsidy may be granted for a permanent or fixed-term employment relationship and apprenticeship training. The employment relationship can be full- or part-time, with a working time of at least 18 hours per week.

You can utilise the Helsinki benefit if you are an unemployed Helsinki resident and 

  • you have been granted a pay subsidy or
  • an employment subsidy for ages 55 and above, or 
  • a Helsinki benefit card.

Follow these steps

How can I utilise the Helsinki benefit?

Frequently asked questions