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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)

122 Finland Jobs Found


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 1 day ago
Cloud/Data Engineer - 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
Urgently seeking a Head of Development with interest and expertise in backend, mobile and web development. From the off, you will have the opportun...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 1 day ago
Web Developer If you're a developer with 2 years' experience in the following, and looking for a change in career then get in touch! Requirements: ...
Nigel Frank International - Tampere - posted 1 day ago
My client is looking for a lead developer to head a new development team based in Espoo. They are looking for people who are creative, curious and ...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 1 day ago
Opportunities like this don't come up too often. Currently I am working with a client that delves into the world of Bio-technology, a market predic...
Nigel Frank International - Vantaa - posted 1 day ago
This opportunity is working with one of the fastest growing consultancies in Finland! With a global headcount of 200 and offices in locations such ...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 1 day ago
Systems Architect- Helsinki Ready to take your next career step in an industry leading company delivering mobile services to a huge variety of cust...
Jefferson Frank - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
IT Project Manager - .NET Are you an experienced project manager? Do you have experience in Microsoft .NET development, and experience of the full ...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
My client is looking for a lead developer to head a new development team based in Espoo. They are looking for people who are creative, curious and ...
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