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This page contains information on services related to employment and entrepreneurship in Turku. Other important information on the subject can be found at Work and Enterprise.
Where to find work?
You can look for jobs on the Internet and in newspapers. When you type “vacancies” or “avoimet työpaikat” into an Internet search engine, you will find job search websites. Many of these websites offer the possibility of submitting a job application and CV for employers to read.
The Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) can help you in finding a job. If you are unemployed and looking for a job, register as a job seeker at the TE Office. You can register as a job seeker electronically at the address:
You can also register in person at the City of Turku Työpiste (Employment Services) or at the Southwest Finland TE Office.
Southwest Finland TE Office
International House Turku – Help for employment in many languages
International House Turku helps you in finding a job. International House Turku provides counselling and guidance in matters concerning seeking employment, the labour market and safety in the workplace. You can also get help in studying the Finnish language or guidance in seeking education. International House Turku also offers counselling for those who consider starting their own business.
Services for the unemployed at Työpiste
Työpiste serves Turku residents under the age of 25 and those who have been unemployed for more than a year.
The City of Turku Työpiste provides advice and help in getting a job, acquiring additional training and improving working life skills.
Telephone: (02) 262 5072
Open: Mon–Fri 8.30 am - 4.00 pm
For young people - personal support from Ohjaamo
Young people under the age of 30 can get advice and guidance in matters of employment and training at the City of Turku’s Ohjaamo. Operating at the same address are also Nuorten Turku, where young people can also receive guidance in other matters concerning life, as well as Vamos which is targeted at young immigrants.
Opening hours: Mon 12.00 noon - 6.00 pm
Wed-Fri 12.00 noon - 4.00 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Problems at the work place
If you have a problem with working conditions or employment conditions or have been discriminated against at work, first try to solve the matter at your workplace. For example, you can discuss this with the trustee in your workplace. If the matter is not resolved at the workplace, contact the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland's division for occupational health and safety.
You can ask the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland for advice and instructions on matters related to the working environment, working conditions and employment conditions in the workplace.
Reception of customers takes place at the office of the division during office hours only by prior appointment. You can book an appointment by e-mail at: tyosuojelu.lounais(at)avi.fi
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland
Matters related to working conditions
Open weekdays 8.00 - 16:15.
Telephone counseling is centralized in the national emergency number of the occupational safety and health authorities, which is open on weekdays 9.00-15.00.
Telephone (02) 95 018 000.
At the City of Turku website, you can find information about finding work with the city, about opportunities for work placement with the city and about workshop activities, among other things.
Read more: Where to find work?
Unemployment benefit and pension
You can find information about applying for unemployment benefit at the InfoFinland website Unemployment benefit.
You can find information about pensions and applying for them at the InfoFinland website Pension.
Starting a business
You can get advice and help in starting a business at Turku Region Business Service Centre Potkuri. The advice services of Potkuri staff are free of charge.
Services provided by Potkuri to new entrepreneurs include:
- Personal advice and consultation
- Trade register services
- Training services
- Information on start-up companies
At Potkuri, new entrepreneurs can also apply for a start-up grant to safeguard their income. Turku TE Office handles applications for start-up grants, and the business advisers at Potkuri write the statements required for start-up grant applications.
Turku Region Business Service Centre Potkuri
Joukahaisenkatu 3 A
You can find other information about entrepreneurship in Finland at the websites yrityssuomi.fi and perustayritys.fi.
Ministry of Employment and the EconomyEnterprise FinlandLink redirects to another website
perustayritys.fiEstablish a businessLink redirects to another website
Read more: Starting a business
The South West Finland Tax Office has its head office in Turku.
Turku Tax Office
Lemminkäisenkatu 14–18 (street level),
Many tax-related matters can also be handled online:
Read more: Taxation