Employer’s services during the local government pilots on employment

The local government pilots on employment began on 1 March 2021 in the areas participating in the pilots. The local government pilots will end on 31 December 2024.

During the pilots, you will continue to be offered employer and business services by the TE Office. However, you should consider the effects of the local government pilot on using the services, as some of the job seeking customers have been transferred as customers of the municipalities participating in the pilot and some remained at the TE Office. During the pilot, the responsibility for the services of the customers being transferred falls on their municipality of residence. Those customers who will not be transferred to the pilot will continue to be customers of the TE Office.

You can still receive employer and business services from the TE Office 

All employer and business services offered by TE offices will still be available to you in the local government pilot areas. For example, you can notify the TE Office of a vacancy and receive help in the development of personnel, in change situations and in matters related to work permits. The contact details of business advisors can be found on the website of the TE Offices.

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You can notify both the TE Office and the local government pilot about the open job 

You may further notify the TE Office of the vacancy, investment opportunity, or a work trial opportunity. If there is a local government pilot in your area, you can also notify the municipality conducting the pilot about the open job. The only exceptions are job alternation leaves, which are managed only by the TE Office.

Requests for contact, job postings, work trial opportunities, and jobs for which pay subsidy is paid submitted through the employer's E-services are always referred to the TE Office for processing.

Check whether you need to apply for pay subsidy from the TE Office or from the local government pilot

When applying for a pay subsidy during a local government pilot, it should be noted that the persons recruited in your region may be customers of either the TE Office or the local government pilot. If you recruit two people with pay subsidy, one may be a TE Office customer and the other may be a local government pilot customer.

When filling in a pay subsidy application, you must know whether you are applying for a pay subsidy from the TE Office or from a local government pilot. The easiest way to find out this is to ask the person being recruited whether they are a customer of a local government pilot or the TE Office. If the customer has received a pay subsidy card, the correct authority must have been entered in the card. In unclear cases, ask the person to be recruited to find out about the matter from their own expert or from the telephone service for personal customers.  

It is a good idea to apply for a pay subsidy well in advance of the starting date of the employment relationship, as you must receive a positive pay subsidy decision before the employee with a pay subsidy can start working.

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