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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)

66 Finland Jobs Found


An exciting opportunity to work within a growing company as a Full Stack Developer that allows you to work within a variety of projects and strives...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 1 day ago
Full-Stack Developer Helsinki Do you feel like you have reached everything possible in your current job? Feeling like you can't get more useful pro...
Pearson Frank - Helsinki - posted 1 day ago
Front-End Developer Tampere Do you feel as if it's time for a change? Do you want more responsibility? Do you possibly want to work with a product,...
Pearson Frank - Tampere - posted 1 day ago
React&Node Developer - Helsinki Helsinki Do you feel like you have reached everything possible in your current job? Feeling like you can't get more...
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.NET Developer - Helsinki - €50k++ Are you in a job that you see yourself building your career and becoming your best self in? Or is this the job t...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 1 day ago
Developer, SAP, Helsinki Developer, SAP, Helsinki The role itself revolves around offering support to clients in the management of the company info...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 1 day ago
Software Developer (.NET) - Espoo Great opportunity to work in an interesting field - offer user-friendly tools for identity and access management ...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 2 days ago
Back-End Developer Tampere Do you feel as if it's time for a change? Do you want more responsibility? Do you possibly want to work with a product, ...
Pearson Frank - Tampere - posted 2 days ago
Frontend Developer Tampere Do you feel as if it's time for a change? Do you want to work as a consultant? Do you want to work with the latest techn...
Pearson Frank - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
Senior Python/ React Developer Helsinki Here is a consultant position in really fast growing company that is quickly expanding in Helsinki as well....
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