Applying for work and your CV
Apply for vacant jobs via the Internet, the TE Office, companies and recruitment agencies. Enter the keyword “Avoimet työpaikat”( vacancies) You must have a CV for your job search.
If you need to, you can get help in finding a job, looking for a job and drawing up a CV from many different parties. You can also find a lot of information about different jobs and employment services through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
In Ohjaamo, you can get guidance and counseling in job searches and drawing up a CV if you are under 30 and live in Lahti. Visit the Ohjaamo site to see their activities: www.ohjaamolahti.fi, Ohjaamo is located at Kirkkokatu 21 E (inner courtyard), Lahti. In mid-March 2021, Ohjaamo will become a part of the municipal employment experiment and the services will then be available at Lahti Palvelutori, on the 2nd floor of Trio shopping centre. Check the opening hours on the Ohjaamo website.
At Vauhdittamo you can get guidance and counseling in job searching and writing a CV if you are over 30 years of age and live in Lahti. See the activities of Vauhdittamo Lahti at Palvelutori: www.vauhdittamo.fi You can check for the latest opening hours on the Lahti Palvelutori website: https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/palvelutorin-toimijat/
The TE-Office offers general guidance and counseling in Lahti Palvelutori on Monday to Friday from 12.15 to 16.00. Check the latest information on Lahti Palvelutori internet site: https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/palvelutorin-toimijat/
Häme TE-office operates at the address Kirkkokatu 12 from 9–16.00 https://toimistot.te-palvelut.fi/hame
Municipal employment trial
A municipal employment trial will start up in the Lahti region on the first of March 2021. It will last until the end of June 2023. In addition to Lahti, the municipal employment trial in the region will include Asikkala, Hollola, Kärkölä and Orimattila. The trial will cover more than 11,000 customers in the Lahti region.
Unemployed people and jobseekers in employment services, who are not entitled to an earnings-related unemployment allowance will be transferred to the municipal trials. In addition, the municipal trial includes all jobseekers under the age of 30, as well as all immigrants and foreigners who are either unemployed or in employment services at the employment and economic development offices/labour of the pilot municipalities.
The Immigrants Networking Skills Centre project - OSKE in brief, offers help to people with an immigrant background in finding work and studying. OSKE offers, for example, job coaching, ability surveys, carries out skills identification and provides guidance for studies as well as helping them along a smooth path to working life. You need a residence permit in order to receive the services offered by Lahti OSKE. The Lahti OSKE service point is open at Palvelutori in Trio from Monday to Thursday from 10 to 15.
The Lahti TalentHub is an ESF-funded project that develops the employment of international professionals from a business perspective. The aim is to create growth opportunities in the Lahti region by bringing international know-how into the workforce, and to the region's employers. In order to achieve this goal, the required skills on the one hand, and the available workforce on the other, are mapped. You can find the TalentHub project at Lahti Palvelutori: https://www.lahti.fi/en/lahti-talenthub/
The TyöPolku scheme, managed by Häme Setlementti, offers individual support towards working life through working trial periods, job coaching and training applications. The services are targeted at immigrants from the TE Office's clients and those of the Romani ethnic community. You can find the Työpolku project at Lahti Palvelutori. Check current information and opening hours at: https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/palvelutorin-toimijat/
On the Osaamisen paikka (meaning Skills Place) website, you will find support and tools to promote employment and becoming employed. The site is specifically targeted at the Päijät-Häme region. https://osaamisenpaikka.fi/maahanmuuttajille/
If you receive pay or other income in Finland you need to have a tax card. You get the tax card from the taxation office of from the OmaVero e-service of the Finnish Tax Administration: https://www.vero.fi/en/individuals/tax-cards-and-tax-returns/tax_card/
If you want, you can join a trade union in your field of work. Contact your workplace shop steward or your trade union directly. You can also join trade unions by filling out a membership form on the union’s website. Read more here: https://www.sak.fi/en/trade-unions
Occupational safety aims at well-being and safety in the workplace. The aim of occupational safety is to prevent, reduce and eliminate accidents at work, occupational disorders and physical and mental strain that is dangerous to health. If necessary, contact your workplace safety representative or call the national service number: https://www.tyosuojelu.fi/web/en/about-us/services/telephone-service
Employee rights counseling for immigrants
If you have any employment-related questions or problems, you can contact the employment counseling immigrants to Finland. Counseling is provided by the Finnish Confederation of Trade Unions SAK. You can get advice even if you are not a union member. For example, a lawyer can answer questions related to employment contracts, pay issues, holiday rights or working hours. Free counseling is available in Finnish or English. Employment counseling is open on Mondays from 14 to 17, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11 and from 12 to15.
Tel.: 0800 414 004
SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYERS
On the Osaamisen paikka (meaning Skills Place) website, you will find support and tools to promote employment and becoming employed. The site is specifically targeted at the Päijät-Häme region: www.osaamisenpaikka.fi