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Työ ja yrittäjyys Turussa

Employment and entrepreneurship in Turku

This page contains information on services related to employment and entrepreneurship in Turku. Other important information on the subject can be found at Work and Enterprise.

Where to find work?

You can look for jobs on the Internet and in newspapers. When you type “vacancies” or “avoimet työpaikat” into an Internet search engine, you will find job search websites. Many of these websites offer the possibility of submitting a job application and CV for employers to read.

The Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) can help you in finding a job. If you are unemployed and looking for a job, register as a job seeker at the TE Office. You can register as a job seeker electronically at the address:

linkkiTE-services:
TE-palvelut - Oma asiointiFinnish

You can also register in person at the City of Turku Työpiste (Employment Services) or at the Southwest Finland TE Office.

Southwest Finland TE Office
Itsenäisyydenaukio 2
Turku

linkkiPublic employment and business services:
Employment and business servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

Services for the unemployed at Työpiste

Työpiste serves Turku residents under the age of 25 and those who have been unemployed for more than a year.

The City of Turku Työpiste provides advice and help in getting a job, acquiring additional training and improving working life skills.

Työpiste
Käsityöläiskatu 10
20100 Turku
Telephone: (02) 262 5072
Open: Mon–Fri 8.30 am - 4.00 pm

linkkiCity of Turku:
Työpiste Employment ServicesFinnish | Swedish | English

For young people - personal support from Ohjaamo

Young people under the age of 30 can get advice and guidance in matters of employment and training at the City of Turku’s Ohjaamo. Operating at the same address are also Nuorten Turku, where young people can also receive guidance in other matters concerning life, as well as Vamos which is targeted at young immigrants.

Ohjaamo
Yliopistonkatu 25A
20100 Turku
Opening hours: Mon 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m. Wed-Fri 12.00 noon - 4.00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays

linkkiCity of Turku:
Guidance and services for young people at Ohjaamo Finnish | Swedish | English

At the City of Turku website, you can find information about finding work with the city, about opportunities for work placement with the city and about workshop activities, among other things.

linkkiCity of Turku:
Employment ServicesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Turku:
The City as an EmployerFinnish | Swedish | English

Read more:

Where to find work?

linkkiKuntarekry.fi:
VacanciesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiEmployment and business services:
EURESFinnish

Unemployment benefit and pension

You can find information about applying for unemployment benefit at the Infopankki website Unemployment benefit

You can find information about pensions and applying for them at the Infopankki website Pension.

Starting a business

You can get advice and help in starting a business at Turku Region Business Service Centre Potkuri. The advice services of Potkuri staff are free of charge.

Services provided by Potkuri to new entrepreneurs include:

  • Personal advice and consultation
  • Trade register services
  • Training services
  • Information on start-up companies

At Potkuri, new entrepreneurs can also apply for a start-up grant to safeguard their income. Turku TE Office handles applications for start-up grants, and the business advisers at Potkuri write the statements required for start-up grant applications.

Turku Region Business Service Centre Potkuri
ICT-City
Joukahaisenkatu 3 A
20520 Turku

You can find other information about entrepreneurship in Finland at the websites yrityssuomi.fi and perustayritys.fi.

linkkiMinistry of Employment and the Economy :
Enterprise FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiperustayritys.fi:
Establish a businessFinnish | Swedish | English

Read more:

Starting a business

Taxation

The South West Finland Tax Office has its head office in Turku.

Turku Tax Office
Lemminkäisenkatu 14–18 (street level),
DataCity, Turku

Many tax-related matters can also be handled online:

linkkiVerohallinto:
Vero.fiFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Chinese | German

Read more:

Taxation

linkkiFinnish Tax administration:
South-West Finland Tax OfficeFinnish | Swedish | English