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.

Follow these steps

How can I make use of the Helsinki benefit?

Frequently asked questions

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