Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.30 - Compulsory social security activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela, is hiring 100 new employees to administer anew 'active unemployment' policy measure. The recruitment process has already started for around half of the new jobs.

The active unemployment model passed in Parliament in December 2017 and was implemented in January 2018. The model comprises deductible unemployment benefit days and lowered unemployment benefit if, within a period of three months, unemployed person has not sufficiently engaged in paid employment, profitable entrepreneurial activity, or active public employment service (PES) measures. In some cases, unemployed will need to report on PES activities to Kela, which is why Kela needs more resources to administer cases.

In February 2017, Kela's basic social assistance service got seriously congested when the office took over the income support administration from municipalities. On that occasion, Kela increased its number of employees by over 1,000.


  • 30 January 2018: YLE
  • 30 January 2018: Keskisuomalainen


Eurofound (2018), The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 93147, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93147.