Pay subsidy to support job seeking
- Nationwide except the Åland Islands
- Public service
A pay subsidy is an economic benefit that the TE Office or local government pilot may grant an employer to cover the costs of hiring an unemployed job seeker and the time spent for guiding the new employee.
For you, the pay subsidy provides an opportunity to find a job for which your education is not completely sufficient or to find a job even if you suffer from a disability or an illness that af ...
Do the following
After registering with the TE Services as an unemployed job seeker, you and an expert of the TE Office or local government pilot assess and agree whether your employment may be supported by a pay subsidy granted to the employer. The possibility for work supported by pay subsidy is included in your employment plan.
If you require a certificate stating the possibility to receive a pay subsidy to support your job seeking, you may be provided with a pay subsidy card. The card will be valid for three months at a time.
Seek a job actively by yourself. Contact interesting employers and apply for vacancies. Remember to mention to the employer that a pay subsidy may be granted to cover the costs of hiring you.
If you receive a job, ask your employer to contact the TE Office or local government pilot and to submit the pay subsidy application well in advance before the start of the employment relationship. Your employment relationship may start only after the TE Office or local government pilot has granted a pay subsidy to the employer.
In addition, the TE Office or local government pilot may offer you work supported by pay subsidy.
To whom and on what terms
The employer may receive a pay subsidy only for hiring a person who has registered with the TE Services as an unemployed job seeker.
The TE Office or local government pilot may grant a pay subsidy for your pay costs if
- it contributes to your employment
- it has been agreed upon in your employment plan
- the employer and your employment relationship meet the requirements of receiving a pay subsidy or
- the required funds are available to the TE Services.