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Where to find work?
You can look for jobs on the Internet and in newspapers. To find web pages for jobs on the Internet, write “avoimet työpaikat” (vacancies) in the search engine’s text field. Many web pages for jobs allow you to fill in and send a job application and to enclose your CV.
The Ostrobothnia Employment and Economic Development Office (Työ- ja elinkeinotoimisto, TE Office) provides help in job-hunting. In some cases, you can also visit a TE Office without an appointment. With the help of E-services (Oma asiointi), you can change your job search information and check the validity of your job search and labour policy statement, for example.
If you need to make an appointment at a TE Office, you can contact the TE Office directly by phone or by visiting in person. Also, if you need to change an appointment, please contact the TE Office directly.
You can call TE Office’s telephone service, when you need information on TE services or assistance with using the online services. The telephone numbers for the service are 0295 025 500 (Finnish), 0295 025 510 (Swedish), 0295 020 713 (English) and 0295 020 715 (Russian).
The Ostrobothnia TE Office offers its services in Kokkola, Kaustinen, Pietarsaari, Närpiö, Kristiinankaupunki and Vaasa. You can visit any of the service points. The address of the TE Office in Kokkola is
There are thousands of vacancies throughout Finland, which you will find in the Vacancies section of TE services. You can find vacancies in your municipality by entering the name of the municipality in the search field ”Sijainti” (location).
Further information: Where to find work?
Starting a business
The activities of KOSEK (Kokkolanseudun Kehitys Oy) include the entire life cycle of the company, starting with the activities related to the establishment of the company. KOSEK experts will help, inter alia, in preparing of a business plan and stat-up allowance matters. The service is free of charge. The operations of Central Ostrobothnia's New Entrepreneurship Center FIRMAXI will now continue as part of KOSEK's services
You can also visit KOSEK in the future in matters related to your business activies. Such matters include, for example:
- financing a company
- recruiting employees
- co-operation networks
Further information: Starting a business.
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If you need a tax card or tax numbers, you can get them from the West Finland Tax Office. Contact information for the Tax Office:
West Finland Tax Office, Kokkola Office
Postal address: P.O. Box 1002, 67101 Kokkola
Street address: Kaarlelankatu 27, Kokkola
National service number of the Tax Administration: 029 497 050
Further information Taxation.
If you become unemployed
Citizens of an EU member state and an EEA member state can register as a jobseeker using the TE services' online service under ‘Oma asiointi’.
If you cannot register as a jobseeker online or are a citizen of other countries, you visit the TE Office.
You can call national service numbers if you need assistance with using the online services or information on TE services. National service numbers are 0295 025 500 (Finnish), 0295 025 510 (Swedish), 0295 020 713 (English) and 0295 020 715 (Russian).
The Ostrobothnia TE Office offers its services in Kokkola, Kaustinen, Pietarsaari, Närpiö, Kristiinankaupunki and Vaasa. You can visit any of the service points.
TE Office in Kokkola
Pitkänsillankatu 15, 67100 Kokkola.
Further information: Unemployment benefit.