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Additional employment appropriations allocated to Ely Centres

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 27.8.2020 13.32 | Published in English on 27.8.2020 at 14.28
Press release

On 27 August 2020, the Government decided in its fourth supplementary budget for 2020 on the regional allocation of employment appropriations for the management of the coronavirus crisis. A total of EUR 60 million was allocated to the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Ely Centres).

This additional appropriation is a response to the rise in unemployment caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Young people and recent graduates have been placed in a particularly difficult position, because the epidemic has weakened the operating conditions of many companies and reduced hiring of new workers.

– These additional contributions will mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis, which have affected young people in particular. We must now invest in developing the skills of unemployed people, Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen says.

The appropriations will be mainly used for employment services and training for young people as well as for the development of competencies through training and coaching in cooperation with businesses.

The employment appropriations were allocated to the Ely Centres as follows:

ELY Centre Employment appropriations €
Uusimaa 15 090 000
Southwest Finland 4 730 000
Satakunta 2 430 000
Häme 4 110 000
Pirkanmaa 6 080 000
Southeast Finland 3 700 000
South Savo 1 680 000
North Savo 3 110 000
North Karelia 2 490 000
Central Finland 4 050 000
South Ostrobothnia 1 940 000
Ostrobothnia 2 330 000
North Ostrobothnia 4 890 000
Kainuu 1 100 000
Lapland 2 270 000
   
TOTAL 60 000 000

Inquiries:
Kari Kainulainen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 506 4950
Piia Rekilä, Special Adviser to the Minister of Employment, tel. +358 50 396 3574

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