PROMOTING EMPLOYMENT AND LIVELIHOODS
The Finnish Refugee Council supports the inclusion of immigrants who have just arrived in Finland as well as those who have lived in the country for a longer period of time. Our goal is an equal and inclusive working life and a socially, economically, ecologically, and humanely sustainable society.
Training courses and mentoring for jobseekers, information and support for employers
FRC’s Sauma Function brings together employers and immigrant jobseekers. We provide mentoring and training courses tailored to the needs of jobseekers. We offer support for companies by participating in recruitment processes as well as assisting in orientation and adaptation to Finnish working life. Our goal is to support creating sustainable employment and diverse work communities.
Sign up for Sauma working life training courses here. Please note that you must have basic Finnish language skills to participate in the training.
More information on Sauma webpage.
Inquiries about working life partnerships and mentoring:
Oona Timonen, specialist, education and employment, tel. +358 44 774 6153
Elena Tamminen, specialist, education and employment, tel. +358 44 734 9297
Ulla Tarkka, adviser, Sauma Career training (on parental leave)
Preventing labor exploitation and guidance for victims
The aim of Fair Labor project is to prevent labor exploitation in Finland and to support victims of labor exploitation to access support services available for them. Our activities are nationwide and funded by STEA.
We organize info sessions in collaboration with trade unions, refugee centers and multicultural organizations. During these info sessions, we raise awareness on issues such as workers’ rights, the role of trade unions, permits and support services available for victims of labor exploitation.
In addition, the project provides consultation and guidance primarily for immigrants and asylum seekers in Finnish, English, Arabic and Dari.
You can find more information on the project’s webpage.
Shenäh Räzabi, Specialist, Prevention of Labour Exploitation (Finnish, English, Dari, Kurdi, Persian)
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 044 742 9207