Financial support and employment

Business Espoo’s experts advise and assist their business partners in their applications for pay subsidy and Espoo supplement.

Pay subsidy

A pay subsidy is an financial benefit that a TE Office or local government pilots on employment may grant to an employer to cover the pay costs of an unemployed job-seeker. The pay subsidy can be up to 30–50% of the pay costs of the new employee, depending on the duration of their unemployment. The subsidy is available for open-ended or fixed-term employment and for apprenticeship training. 

More information on the TE Office website(external link)

Espoo supplement for employment

The Espoo supplement for employment is the City of Espoo’s benefit for any employer that hires an unemployed Espoo resident for fixed-term or non-fixed-term employment. The support methods are recruitment subsidy, pay subsidy and assignment subsidy.

Espoo supplements, applicant criteria, application instructions, and application form

Talent Explorer funding service

Gain new knowledge and expertise to help advance in a new global market with The Talent Explorer funding service provided by Business Finland. It is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises and Midcap companies (maximum group-level turnover of 300 million euros) in all sectors, with the exception of industries excluded from de minimis funding (primary agricultural production, fisheries and aquaculture).

Companies that are seeking new export markets for a product, service or business model by hiring an expert. The company may be in its early stages of internationalization or already operate internationally.

Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) project support

The Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) provides financial support for international recruitment. The TMS project is coordinated by the Swedish employment services and the European Employment Services (EURES).

The amount of the support for the company is between EUR 1,390 and EUR 1,750 per worker recruited.

The support is granted for the induction and integration of the worker in the new country.
Please note that the primary condition for receiving the support is contacting a EURES expert in your area.

You may be eligible for the support if

  • you are recruiting a permanent resident of another EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • you are willing to offer work for a minimum of six months, with a minimum of 50% working time
  • the terms and conditions of employment and remuneration comply with the sectors collective labour agreement
  • your company employs up to 250 people
  • you contact a EURES expert at your local TE office(external link). You can reach the EURES experts in Uusimaa by email:
  • you offer an induction programme for the arrival. This may include, for example, familiarisation with the work and company or assistance with registration issues related to entry.

More information on the terms and conditions of the support and how to apply can be found on the website of the Swedish Public Employment Service: EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme – Swedish Public Employment Service ( link)

Application instructions

The employee you hire can also apply for financial support from the Targeted Mobility Scheme. The amount of the support is EUR 1,300 on entry to Finland. In addition, workers can apply for support for language training, recognition of qualifications and settling in with their family. For more information, please contact EURES experts: