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Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, shed light on the government’s new measures to encourage small businesses to hire employees in a press conference in Helsinki on Wednesday, 11 April.
Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, shed light on the government’s new measures to encourage small businesses to hire employees in a press conference in Helsinki on Wednesday, 11 April.

 

The Finnish government has decided to make it easier for small businesses to lay off employees in an attempt to encourage recruitment.

The government announced in a press conference yesterday it will relax the criteria for laying off employees on personal grounds for businesses with a maximum of 20 employees in a bid to reduce the risks small businesses take when recruiting.

It said it will also promote the employment of young people by allowing employers to hire under 30-year-old job seekers who have been jobless for at least three months on fixed-term employment contracts without having to provide justification for the recruitment decision. Finland’s employment contracts act currently stipulates that employers must provide justification for hiring employees on fixed-term contracts.

The government also announced it will launch a review of the act on co-operation with undertakings to, for example, re-examine the grounds for collective lay-offs.

Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, assured in the press conference that the government has no intention whatsoever to make any surprise announcements after the review process.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi

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