Finland to Recruit Nearly 45,000 Int'l Students and Workers by 2030, Primarily Indians


Mrunmayai Bobade
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 02:10 PM IST

The Finnish government aims to attract 15,000 international students and 30,000 overseas workers by the end of 2030 to fulfil labour shortages in the country. It said Indians will be the primary focus of the recruitment across several sectors, including education. Get more details below!

Finland to Recruit Nearly 45,000 Int'l Students and Workers by 2030, Primarily Indians

By the end of 2030, Finland anticipates attracting 15,000 international students and promoting work-based migration to 30,000 annually. In the words of Glenn Gassen, Director of Immigration Affairs, Helsinki, Finland necessitates a lot of youthful talent to enter the workforce because the country's population is ageing.

He continued by saying that they view India as one of their primary target nations and would like to strengthen their partnership. India has a young at heart, expanding population and a wealth of unexplored potential, and Finland has had great success working with Indian students, entrepreneurs, researchers, professionals, and more.

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Indian entrepreneurs have a thriving business community all around Finland, and they have observed that these immigrants assimilate easily and have achieved great success. Many industries have openings for workers, including the healthcare and aged care industries. Furthermore, several manufacturing sectors desire access to highly qualified overseas workers, explains Gassen.

The IT and data sector, early childhood education, and administrative assistance are three areas in Finland that specifically lack a workforce. There are shortages in the labour market for certain professions, such as healthcare and STEM fields specifically relevant to environmentally friendly development.

Such types of businesses require top personnel to succeed on a global scale. Considering Finland is renowned for its dynamic technological setting, these catalysts for growth create job prospects, Gassen continued.

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Numerous high-tech businesses working in fields like artificial intelligence, cyber security, artistic industries, new space, health, quantum computing, biotech, or materials are based in Finland. Further, the country's knowledge-driven sectors draw elite individuals from all over the globe, most notably from countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, job seekers can browse the Helsinki Exposed portal to learn more about openings in healthcare, IT, and other industries that are interested in recruiting international talent.

Source: The Economic Times

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