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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)

104 Finland Jobs Found


Database/Integration Developer - Espoo Looking for an Database/Integration developer for a role located in Espoo Finland. My client is a privately ...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted about 21 hours ago
Project Manager, SAP, Helsinki, Competitive Salary Project Manager, SAP, Helsinki, Competitive Salary My client is looking for a project manager wi...
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Data Warehouse Architect Data Warehouse Architect Do you want to be involved in developing public services across Finland? My client are looking fo...
Nigel Frank International - Tampere - posted about 21 hours ago
An exciting time to join a product company based in central Helsinki, they are looking to expand their in-house R&D team withpassionate Designers. ...
Pearson Frank - Tampere - posted 2 days ago
UI/UX Suunnittelija Helsinkiläisessä tuotetalossa Kyseessä oleva yritys on etsimässä lisäystä heidän suunnittelutiimiinsä. Yritys hakee henkilöä, j...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 2 days ago
Front-End Developer needed in new modern helsinki office! Microsoft Gold Partner and a trusted expert in digital transformation. They make smart an...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
As a Java Software Engineer with this client, you will be designing, building and developing software solutions that are able to scale to massive c...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 2 days ago
Java Developer, Helsinki, Great Pay Java Developer, Helsinki, Great Pay The successful candidate will have: * Experience with Java/J2ee * 3+ years ...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
Data Engineer Currently recruiting for a Data Engineer to join a team of consultants in Helsinki. My client is a growing Marketing Design consultan...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
SAP PI / PO Developer Finland Greenfield Project 6 + Months Contract Requirements - SAP PI/PO interfaces according to a functional specification, C...
Washington Frank - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
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