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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Finland

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Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita output roughly that of the uk, france, germany, and italy. its key economic sector is manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications, and electronics industries. trade is important; exports equal nearly two-fifths of gdp. finland excels in high-tech exports, e.g., mobile phones. except for timber and several minerals, finland depends on imports of raw materials, energy, and some components for manufactured goods. because of the climate, agricultural development is limited to maintaining self-sufficiency in basic products. forestry, an important export earner, provides a secondary occupation for the rural population. high unemployment remains a persistent problem. in 2007 russia announced plans to impose high tariffs on raw timber exported to finland. the finnish pulp and paper industry will be threatened if these duties are put into place in 2008 and 2009, and the matter is now being handled by the european union.

Environmental Issues

Air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations

Government Type



5,244,749 (july 2008 est.)


Northern europe, bordering the baltic sea, gulf of bothnia, and gulf of finland, between sweden and russia


Total: 338,145 sq km land: 304,473 sq km water: 33,672 sq km

Slightly smaller than montana

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: republic of finland conventional short form: finland local long form: suomen tasavalta/republiken finland local short form: suomi/finland


Name: helsinki geographic coordinates: 60 10 n, 24 56 e time difference: utc+2 (7 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months (2008)

International Disputes

Various groups in finland advocate restoration of karelia and other areas ceded to the soviet union, but the finnish government asserts no territorial demands

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

36 Finland Jobs Found

Frontend Developer - Helsinki - freelance - 6+ months contract Immediate start date This company is an ambitious player in the Tech sector and they...
Pearson Frank - - posted 1 day ago
.NET Ohjelmistokehittäjä, Tampere, Vakituinen Nigel Frank International Ltd Asiakasyrityksemme on vuonna 1990- luvulla perustettu, digitalisaation ...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 2 days ago
Position: Backend Developer Location: Espoo and Vantaa Salary: Negotiable Sector: Construction Want to work for a company that is changing the way ...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 3 days ago
Role & Responsibilities: Join team of highly skilled cloud developers/architects and learn new things with and from them. Work in an agile manner D...
Pearson Frank - - posted 3 days ago
M-Files Senior Specialist- Helsinki- Permanent contract Would you like to work for one of Finland's most respected consultancies, employing top dev...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 3 days ago
Position: Junior Full Stack Developer Location: Helsinki Salary: Negotiable Looking for a junior full stack developer to join the development team....
Jefferson Frank - - posted 4 days ago
Game Developer / Programmer Location: Helsinki, Finland One of our Clients the global leader in the gaming industry are in the process of designing...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 4 days ago
Position: Full Stack Developer Location: Espoo and Vantaa Salary: Negotiable Sector: Construction A forward thinking and innovative company that is...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 8 days ago
You will be responsible for the development of new software and the extension & maintenance of existing products: About the role: Design, develop, ...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 8 days ago
Position: Full Stack Developer Location: Espoo and Vantaa Salary: Negotiable Sector: Construction A forward thinking and innovative company that is...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 9 days ago
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