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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

Republic

Population

5,244,749 (july 2008 est.)

Location

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

Area

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

Capital

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)

21 Finland Jobs Found


Job Description This role will consist largely of working on troubleshooting, debugging and fixing issues with a live product. You will be part of ...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 4 days ago
Job Description You will be working alongside the existing in-house development team, with the main focus of the role to improve and maintain the S...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 6 days ago
Job Description: Snr Cloud Architect - Infrastructure - AWS/Terraform A well established company for over 20yrs, who consult, build a product and f...
FRG Technology Consulting - - posted 14 days ago
Mid-Senior Backend/Full Stack Developer - Helsinki Job Description Our client is looking for a number of gaming industry enthusiasts to join their ...
FRG Technology Consulting - - posted 6 days ago
While the Permanent team find the person to become an employee I am looking for a freelancer to cover the workload. If you are interested in this g...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 7 days ago
Cloud Architect (Infrastructure) - Helsinki Product and Consultancy work available! We are working with an AWS official Consulting and Solution Par...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 7 days ago
Do you have the ability to work well in a team or working autonomously? Have you been working as a Data Engineer for 5 years or more? Can you speak...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 7 days ago
Azure DevOps/Solutions Architect 3 Month Rolling Contract A well established organisation with a fantastic reputation currently has a strong almost...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 20 days ago
Join the leading gaming platform technology provider in the Nordics! You will be the newest member of the 4 person development team where you will ...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 10 days ago
Network Developer - Helsinki (English speaking) We are working with a Product Company who have team of 30 IoT / Block-chain enthusiasts that need a...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 13 days ago
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