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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)

31 Finland Jobs Found


Job Description: I am currently looking for a talented Data Engineer/Scientist for a role based in Helsinki. Role & Responsibilities A leading cons...
Pearson Frank - - posted about 19 hours ago
Role & Responsibilities: Join team of highly skilled cloud developers/architects and learn new things with and from them. Work in an agile manner D...
Pearson Frank - - posted about 19 hours ago
DevOps Engineer - Espoo/ Helsinki area 6 months + project Our client studio startup based in Espoo with offices in USA is currently looking for a p...
Pearson Frank - - posted 3 days ago
React Native Developer Job type: Contract Location : Helsinki 12 months + Your main responsibility will be to work on Greenfield mobile project. Yo...
Pearson Frank - - posted 3 days ago
MS Business Intelligence / Azure Consultant - Helsinki Our Client is a close nit MS BI consultancy firm who are looking for a Microsoft DW / ETL sp...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 4 days ago
Senior Java Developer/Architect Helsinki Salary is negotiable Be part of a company that is working with many clients to aid them in achieving their...
Jefferson Frank - - posted 9 days ago
Azure Architect - Helsinki The vacant position is an Azure Developer/ Architect and any experience within web development is seen as a huge bonus (...
Pearson Frank - - posted 4 days ago
Role & Responsibilities: Join team of highly skilled cloud developers/architects and learn new things with and from them. Work in an agile manner D...
Pearson Frank - - posted 4 days ago
Job Description: My customer one of the Biggest IT Service providers in Finland are looking to a build a team of Java experts based in Tampere or H...
Pearson Frank - - posted 4 days ago
Summary: We are looking for integrations developer who will help us take integration to the next level. Drive development of system integrations ba...
Nigel Frank International - - posted 11 days ago
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