We’re in trouble and need workers to help us
Labour shortage is knocking on Finland’s door, and the changes in population demographics are alarming: In 2030, Finland will have 100,000 less working age people, but at the same time, 300,000 pensioners more than before.
For many, Finland is not an appealing country, and a ‘wrong’ last name is often a barrier to employment. Dialogue around discrimination and immigration is inflamed and inflammatory. However, employment structures simply must change to secure Finland’s growth and economic prosperity.
The question is this: What do we need to do to change the situation?
Work is one of the basic human rights. We must create a Finland where everyone, regardless of their name and background, has an opportunity to build a future.
We have asked unexpected people – business leaders, angel investors, recruiters – to bring solutions to the table. These unknown human rights heroes are now coming together to share their views on how to keep Finland a welfare state, and how to keep our job market open and receptive.
“Finland’s unknown human rights heroes” is a powerful call for change. Our goal is to stimulate dialogue and raise awareness on the diversity of Finnish working life and the opportunities it brings.
We want to dismantle prejudices and increase understanding on how a diverse working life makes our country richer, literally as well as figuratively. We invite everyone to join this important and meaningful conversation.