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Financial support for hiring

As an employer, you can receive considerable financial support for hiring an unemployed job-seeker. Depending on the duration of unemployment, the pay subsidy is 30–50% of the wages (subsidy period 6 or 12 months). The municipal supplement is intended especially for the onboarding and training of a new employee. The municipal supplement is paid when the person to be hired is a job-seeker who is taking part in the municipal work trial and lives in Jyväskylä.

Pay subsidy

The purpose of the pay subsidy is to lower the company’s threshold for hiring an unemployed job-seeker, especially when the person is changing jobs from one field to a new one, an older person or a job-seeker with decreased work capacity. The pay subsidy also encourages companies to hire people with different skills and experience backgrounds and offers such an employee an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and motivation. 

Pay subsidies are typically granted in the following situations:

  • You are hiring an unemployed employee with a skills deficit in relation to the job at hand (wage subsidy 30–50%, 6–12 month subsidy period).
  • You are hiring an unemployed person over 60 years of age (wage subsidy 40–50% for the first 12 months, 30% for the next 12 months, support period of 24 months).
  • You are hiring an unemployed job-seeker with reduced work ability due to a disability or illness (wage subsidy 50% for a 24-month subsidy period at a time).
  • You are hiring an unemployed job-seeker on an apprenticeship (can be granted for the entire duration of the training, otherwise the conditions are the same as in section one).

Pay subsidy can be granted for both fixed-term and open-ended employment. Read more about the pay subsidy and see the application instructions here. 

Read more about the pay subsidy and see the application instructions here


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Martti Melin
+358 40 182 1403
Service industries and well-being

Ilkka Finnilä
+358 40 504 1857
Commerce, administration and education

Pasi Laukkanen

Pasi Laukkanen
+358 50 3118 190
Industrial and technical sector

Heidi Nygård

Heidi Nygård

Business Development Manager/ Business Development Unit
+358 50 476 7349 
All industries