Työ-SIB program started in November 2019 and there are over 1100 participants in the program now. The initial results are promising and with the help of our service providers almost 400 participants have already found work. We work with companies in various fields and our participants come from different educational backgrounds. The vast majority finds work that corresponds with their educational background; however, some have wished for a career change and that has been taken into account. The feedback from the first participants have been positive.
Participants have found long-term employment as well as fixed-term employment. You may find full-time employment, although many start with part-time work that usually gets increased to full-time employment. Työ-SIB caters for different lines of work, but most opportunities are found in fields were there is a labor shortage.
The previous SIB employment program we organized, Koto-SIB, was intended for unemployed immigrants. It has helped over 1000 participants find employment. The program started in 2016 and the last participants were accepted in December 2019. The program has had over 2200 participants and we continue to offer them services to support their employment until 2022. Half of all the participants who have completed the program have found work. For more information about Koto-SIB visit our website kotosib.fi.