Finland: Steering group for working life diversity programme appointed

NordenBladet — On 18 November 2020, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment appointed a steering group for the working life diversity programme, which promotes diversity and inclusiveness in working life from the perspective of immigrants, as per the Government Programme.

The aim of the programme is to ensure that companies and organisations benefit from diversity and that immigrants are able to find employment matching their skills and advance in their careers. “In addition to companies, central government administration should also reflect the diverse society. Diversity in central government can be increased, for example, by improving the diversity skills of the managers responsible for recruitment. Our image as employer should also be developed. For example, state job advertisements could include a sentence about diversity which would hopefully encourage people of different backgrounds to apply for work with us,” says Sonja Hämäläinen, chair of the steering group and Migration Director from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The steering group includes representatives from ministries, public authorities and other key bodies. The term of the steering group will run from 18 November 2020 until 31 March 2022.


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