Raasepori and Hanko are participating in the employment pilots
The local government pilots are a national 2.5-year-long project where some of the statutory employment services are transferred from the TE Services to municipalities. A total of 125 municipalities and 26 test areas formed by these municipalities are taking part in the experiment. Raasepori together with Hanko forms one of these test areas.
The municipal employment experiment will see almost 1800 jobseekers transfer from the TE Services to Raasepori’s employment services. This change will take place on 1 March 2021. When a customer is transferred to the local government pilot, his or her services will be primarily provided by his or her municipality of residence.
The purpose of the municipal experiment is to increase the effectiveness of the employment services and the range of jobseeker services, and to improve the overall customer experience. The aim is to achieve this by making the services provided by municipalities easier to access, and to improve the effectiveness by combining the state and municipal staff resources, funding and facilities in managing unemployment.
Will this affect me?
The municipal experiment and service transfer to the City of Raasepori/Hanko will most likely affect you too, if you live in Raasepori or Hanko, are an unemployed jobseeker or taking part in an employment service, and if one of the following applies to you:
- you are under 30
- you are a foreign-language speaker, i.e. your first language is not Finnish or Swedish
- you are not entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance and instead receive labour market subsidy, social assistance or sickness allowance from Kela.
The TE Services will send you a letter and a notification via their E-Services if you are included in the experiment.
Customer service in Raasepori and Hanko
If you have any questions or conserns regarding your customer relation during the local government pilots you are welcome to contact our customer service.
Customer service number (Hanko and Raasepori): 019 289 2355
Customer service point: Elina Kurjenkatu 11, Karjaa
(We will open more service points in the near future)
During the corona pandemic our customer service points are open only for clients with booked appointments!
Raasepori and Hanko are participating in the pilot together, which means residents in Hanko and Raasepori can use the customer service points in both cities. Be aware that it is not possible to use customer service points in other areas included in the the local government pilots.