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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)

127 Finland Jobs Found

Senior Java Developer in an Espoo located product company Your work as a Senior Java Developer will require you to start with minimal familiarizati...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted about 21 hours ago
I am currently working with a client looking for an experienced software developer located in either Turku or Helsinki. Ideally the candidate will ...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted about 21 hours ago
Database/Integration Developer - Espoo Looking for an Integration and Data-Warehousing expert for an in-house role located in Espoo Finland. My cli...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted about 21 hours ago
Full Stack Developer - Espoo Are you passionate about technology? My client is looking for an experienced full stack developer to work on a permane...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted about 21 hours ago
AWS Senior Developer - Helsinki Fantastic opportunity to join a well-established consultancy as a senior developer. Working with unique, stable pro...
Jefferson Frank - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
Database/Integration Developer - Espoo Looking for an Integration and Data-Warehousing expert for an in-house role located in Espoo Finland. Fantas...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 2 days ago
Microsoft Business Intelligence Experts Are you an experienced MS BI developer based in Helsinki? We are currently looking for experienced develope...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 5 days ago
An independent software vendor, established in 1997 and based in Espoo, Finland are looking to add to their development team, their product offerin...
Pearson Frank - Helsinki - posted 5 days ago
An exciting time to join a Gaming Company in Espoo, they are looking to add passionate gamers to their in house R&D team! My client is looking for ...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 5 days ago
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