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.
In what situations can the Helsinki benefit be used?
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.
The Helsinki benefit is available for Helsinki residents who
- have been unemployed for at least 12 months
- have received at least 200 days of labour market subsidy paid on the basis of unemployment
- have been granted a pay subsidy for a permanent disability or illness affecting their apprenticeship or work performance
- are unemployed and have on the basis of an assessment been granted a Helsinki benefit voucher by Helsinki Employment Services.
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How can I make use of the Helsinki benefit?
Frequently asked questions
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