Acts on the transfer of TE services to municipalities have been approved
On 23 March 2023, the President of the Republic approved a legislative package on the reorganisation of public employment and business services. The responsibility for organising such services will be transferred from the central government to municipalities on 1 January 2025.
The reform aims to create a service structure that promotes the rapid employment of jobseekers: Transferring the responsibility for employment, municipal education and business services to one organiser promotes the objective of faster employment.
“It is great that TE services will now be closer to municipal residents and businesses, because municipalities have the best knowledge about the area. Municipalities and regions are well-placed to offer their customers tailored services that meet the needs of local labour markets, which will improve the vitality of regions”, says Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen.
The staff of TE administration will be transferred to municipalities as transfer of business where they will retain their current terms of employment.