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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)

112 Finland Jobs Found


Senior Java Developer in an Turku located product company Your work as a Senior Java Developer will require you to work on the same level developme...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted about 20 hours ago
Database/Integration Developer My client is a privately owned company based in Finland with over 100 clients in the retail/manufacturing sector. Th...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted about 20 hours ago
.NET Developer, Helsinki, Great salary .NET Developer, Helsinki, Great salary With the end of the year fast approaching, I am currently working wit...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted about 20 hours ago
Attractive Salary package + BONUS!: The Challenge: Do you want to take your career to the next level in a supportive, collaborative environment wit...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted about 20 hours 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 about 20 hours ago
Currently looking for talented individuals to join an innovative game team. Within this role, you will participate in many parts of game developmen...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted about 20 hours ago
Database/Integration Developer My client is a privately owned company based in Finland with over 100 clients in the retail/manufacturing sector. Th...
Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted about 20 hours ago
Finland 6 + Months Contract Greenfield Project, 6 + months GoLive support and troubleshooting of PI interfaces Mapping SAP IDoc to customer legacy ...
Washington Frank - Helsinki - posted about 20 hours ago
An UI/UX Designer role in a product company in Tampere The company in question has been around a decade now, so it has reached stability a long tim...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 2 days ago
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Nigel Frank International - Helsinki - posted 2 days ago
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