For the employer

Information for the employers in KATE

We have put together information for employers who would like to employ or are planning to employ foreign employees.

Hiring a foreign employee is not much different than hiring a Finnish employee. The same laws and collective agreements apply to the employer when employing a foreigner.

At the same time, an important difference is the foreign employee’s residence permit, which is determined by his or her nationality: European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) citizens can work in Finland without a worker’s residence permit. Citizens of other countries need a residence permit, which is applied at the Finnish Immigration Service.

What KATE offers for the employers?

  • KATE experts will be contacting the willing companies and holding discussions about the developmental needs and the need for labor of the said company
  • Employers receive information on issues related to foreign labour force and the employment of a foreign employee
  • Work coach, appointed to each employee, will support both the employer and the employee during the beginning of the work period and ensure that the new employee adjusts to the new work environment

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For more information about participating in KATE project as an employer, contact our project manager!

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