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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)

47 Finland Jobs Found


Cloud/Data Architect - Finnish - Helsinki, Finland Cloud / Data Engineer - Espoo My client are looking for a Cloud/Data Engineer to work on cutting...
Pearson Frank - Helsinki - posted 1 day ago
A software company that offers development and learning opportunities to work with international customers and to meet the challenges of the cloud ...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 1 day ago
Position: C# Developer Location: Espoo, Finland Our client is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner providing software solutions for over 15 years. Co...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 3 days ago
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Role - Permanent, Helsinki, Finland. *Native Finnish Speaker Only* We are currently in a process of looking finding ...
Jefferson Frank - Helsinki - posted 3 days ago
A leading consultancy company who combines data science, design and development to help their clients build better and smarter business. Computing ...
Pearson Frank - Helsinki - posted 3 days ago
React Developer Are you a frontend developer that is familiar with react? I am currently working with a client based in Helsinki looking for a cand...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 4 days ago
Web Developer - Helsinki - Competitive Salary My client is looking for highly motivated, adaptable and enthusiastic web developer to work with thei...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 18 days ago
Senior NAV Business Consultant + Big Bonus - Espoo Area Tired of seeing the same names of consultancy company's over and over again in your mail bo...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 18 days ago
Frontend Developer - Stockholm - freelance - 8 months contract This company is an ambitious player in the fin-tech sector and they are looking for ...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 18 days ago
Below are details of the role - Location: Turku Duration: 6+ months Rate: Negotiable depending on skill and experience Start date: April 2019 Tech-...
Pearson Frank - Turku - posted 18 days ago
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