Employment Services

The Employment Services of the City of Porvoo offer you comprehensive guidance for finding work.

We will help you chart your opportunities in working life. We will help you improve your jobseeking skills. We will advise you on how to find open positions and bring your skills up-to-date. We will offer you individualised return-to-work rehabilitation services. Our purpose is to get everyone to participate in working life.

We are also advising companies, associations and the City’s various divisions in matters related to pay subsidies, work try-outs and apprenticeships, among other topics.

The local government pilot will bring some customers from the TE Office to the City of Porvoo

Porvoo will participate in the local government pilot project on employment from 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2023. During the pilot, almost 2,600 unemployed persons who have previously been customers of the TE Office will become customers of the City’s Employment Services. The staff of the TE Office will also move to the City of Porvoo.

The services included in the pilot are intended for you if you belong to at least one of the following groups:

  • you are under 30 years old
  • you are not entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance, and you receive basic unemployment allowance or labour market support from Kela
  • your native language is something other than Finnish or Swedish, or you do not have Finnish citizenship.

The goal of the pilot is to:

  • further improve the employment rate of unemployed jobseekers, as well as their access to education or other services
  • introduce new solutions for the availability of a skilled workforce
  • bring employment, social and healthcare services closer together for the benefit of the customers.

Local government pilot on employment

Do you need help with jobseeking?

You will be assigned a personal career coach who will help you with jobseeking. They will prepare an employment plan with you, review different options for finding employment and provide advice on how to use public services. Your personal career coach will maintain regular contact with you.

If you need to contact your personal career coach, you can submit a contact request via the E-services

What to do if you become unemployed

Register as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Office at the latest on the first day of unemployment. You can register online via the E-services or using a paper form.

Once registered, the TE Office will assign you to either the City of Porvoo or the local TE Office. They both provide the same employment and economic services.

What to do if you become unemployed

Our services to support employment

Ohjaamo for persons under 30

Ohjaamo offers you information and guidance about education opportunities and choosing a profession, jobseeking and income, housing, smooth everyday life and finances, well-being and leisure opportunities. You can receive individual support for various life stages, and you can also join specific group activities.

Jobseeking services

Would you like to develop your skills during a work try-out or pay-subsidised work? We will help you with jobseeking and chart suitable jobs for you. The services are intended for unemployed jobseekers living in Porvoo.

Return-to-work rehabilitation

We offer cross-sectoral social, healthcare, rehabilitation and education services to those who have been away from working life for a long time.

Cross-sectoral joint service promoting employment.

These services can help you if you need individualised support for employment. With the services, you can chart your personal obstacles to employment, as well as your opportunities for rehabilitation, education and employment. You will be working with professionals from various sectors, such as employment and economic services experts, social instructors, social workers, nurses, a doctor or Kela’s rehabilitation counsellor. 

Rehabilitative work

  • rehabilitates you in preparation for working life
  • helps you access work, education or employment services
  • improves your life management and ability to function.