Employment service for jobseekers


The employment service of Kuopio offers you professional service on improving your employment situation. Contact us and let us find out how we could help you!

Contact information

The brochure of employment service

“Our working is based on personal guidance and counselling. We listen to you and want to know about your situation of today and your wishes and goals for the future. Based on your dreams, we make a plan for your employment. Our diverse services are all free of charge. “

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Our services divides into three groups depending on your needs: 1) Support for seeking job, 2) Developing your knowledge and 3) Promotion of wellbeing and ability to work. You find all our services from our service map. Additional information below.


Support for seeking job


Work card services. As our client, you have the possibility to accomplish hygiene pass, firework card and work safety card if that is necessary for your employment.

Following service providers offers firework card and safety card education:

  • Traffica oy
  • Alertum oy
  • Peltaco oy
  • Anakom ky

Following companies offers hygiene pass education:

  • Anakom oy
  • Savon koulutus oy

Looking for job –service. If you need more guidance and counselling in finding job, you can take part to our looking for job –service. This service aims to improve and widen your job searching skills and its target is employment.

Following service providers produce looking for job –service:

  • SUUNTA palvelut
  • Suomen aluetieto oy
  • Työterapinen yhdistys ry
  • Tienpolvi ky
  • KK-Valmennuskeskus oy
  • RTK-henkilöstöpalvelu oy
  • Springhouse oy
  • VMP Varamiespalvelu Kuopio / Hazana oy

With support to work –service. If you need more guidance and counselling in the working environment, we can look for possibilities for you from our cooperative companies. 

Following service providers are producing this service with us:

  • Tienpolvi ky
  • Opset oy
  • Osuuskauppa Peeässä
  • Spring House oy
  • JK-Games oy
  • Kiinteistö- ja ulkotyöpalvelut tmi

Employer cooperation and work coaching. Do you want to have counselling and work coaching? As our client, you have our support on your job search together with our employer network.

Employment support card. If you have received unemployment benefit for more than 200 days, we admit employment support card to assist employment costs.

Paid work for the city. Employment service offers fixed-term, part-time employment in various positions according to the job seeker's competencies and goals. The aim is to develop the professional skills of the jobseeker as well as accumulate work experience and work life skills.

For jobseekers aged 57-61 years who have received the maximum unemployment entitlement and who are covered by the obligation for the area, to locate such jobseekers in full-time employment are offered 6 months employment, taking into account previous professional skills.


Developing your knowledge


Group services. We help you to update your skills to the requirements of todays´ work life. You can have ForeAmmattiPlus system at your service. Every month we offer you a group education, which divides into five themes.

Skill Mill Workshops 2020. The goal of the Skill Mill Workshops 2020 - Competence Development Project is to create novel competence oriented workshop activities that will strengthen people’s abilities to find employment. The project's goals are to develop customer-oriented and effective operating models

  1. to strengthen the digital skills that are needed in work life
  2. to offer the competence and knowledge that is needed to start a business
  3. to develop tutored work in the city of Kuopio’s concern communities
  4. to simultaneously strengthen the Finnish language skills and work life competence

STEP FORWARD – Joint employment service in Kuopio. This is a collaborative project of employment, which aims to restrain structural unemployment. Target of this project is to create collaborative employment service model between governmental employment service and municipalities for handling customer service process of structural unemployed. Project works by project pair model, where the city of Kuopio is in charge of the main project and governmental employment service is in charge of the sister project.

AOK –project. AOK –project makes testing and skill surveys to long term unemployed people. Project takes into account your former knowledge and guides you forward to education.

Guidance and counselling on educational matters. We work together with educational institutions and from us you get the latest news of education sector. Employment service gives you guidance if you are thinking of studying a new profession and in improving your skills.


Promotion of wellbeing and ability to work


Starting phase survey service. If you have health problems, you can test your ability to work at our survey service.

Following service providers produce the survey service:

  • Tukeva-säätiö sr
  • Tienpolvi ky
  • Työterapinen yhdistys ry
  • ViaDia Pohjois-Savo ry
  • Kiinteistö- ja ulkotyöpalvelut tmi

Rehabilitative work. Rehabilitative work is for job seekers who need more support on finding their way to work life.

Following service providers offers rehabilitative work for developing work and performance ability:

  • Tukeva-säätiö sr
  • Työterapinen yhdistys ry
  • ViaDia Pohjois-Savo ry

Following service providers offers rehabilitative work for developing learning and work life skills:

  • Tukeva-säätiö sr
  • Työterapinen yhdistys ry

Personal coaching. This service is additional choice during other service to improve your personal skills and management.

Following service providers produces personal coaching:

  • KK-Valmennuskeskus oy
  • Spring House oy
  • Tienpolvi ky

Nursing services. As our client, you get nursing services free of charge. This service helps you to solve health problems that difficult your path to work life. We can also support you with professional declarations and consultations if needed.

The Multidisciplinary General Service. This cooperation with Kela, healthcare, rehabilitation services and social office enables personal support in your situation. The Multidisciplinary General Service (TYP) provides you with the services of various authorities all of whom are searching with you for the best solutions to place you in employment.