Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

54 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2017
Foreseen end date


The national Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) is hiring over 50 new employees for positions including detectives, researchers, secretaries and system specialists. Most of the posts are permanent, and the majority are based in Helsinki. However, a significant number are also spread in cities across the country. The recruitment follows from the decision of the Finnish Government to increase Supo's budget by €6 million with the purpose of improving the country's internal security. Finances are directed especially into counter-terrorist activities.

Supo's staff has grown slightly in recent years, but the scale of the current expansion is unprecedented. Moreover, a reform of civilian intelligence legislation is currently awaiting parliamentary discussion. If the reform passes, Supo's personnel resources might be further increased.


  • 27 September 2017: Aamulehti


Eurofound (2017), Finnish Security Intelligence Service, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 92181, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92181.