What kind of Finland do we aspire to in 2030?
Workforce is regionally and professionally mobile
- More learning anew and more employment
In the future, Finland’s workforce will have become considerably more mobile. Changing professions and residences is easier than before. People will also be encouraged to move from one job to another. They will be emboldened to try things out, train and learn new skills. Changes in the terms of unemployment benefits will create financial pressure to accept work in another locality and move to different professional tasks.
The employment rate must rise in order for the national economy to remain balanced. For the time being, people can live on unemployment benefits in Finland without having to accept work offered to them if the job is situated a long way from home, or does not correspond to their training or profession. This is atrophying the labour market and exacerbating unemployment. High housing costs are having a similar impact.
Mobility would bring agility to working life and help people to adapt to crisis situations.