Career Testing
Career Testing
Career Testing
WORKING ABROAD / JUN. 29, 2015
version 48, draft 48

Top 10 Employers in Finland

Helsinki
iStock

Are you thinking of finding a job in Finland? If you are, then you need to know that Finland is a highly industrialized nation with majority of its workforce in the services sector. Although Statistics Finland reports that the country recorded an unemployed rate of 11.8 percent in May 2015 -- an increase from previous months – you still stand a good chance of landing a job, especially if you focus your search on the largest Finnish employers. Read on to find out which ones they are.

See Also: Top 10 Employers in South Africa 

1. Nokia

Nokia is a multinational telecommunications company with listings in both the Helsinki Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Espoo, Nokia provides a range of technology, network infrastructure and software services. It has market value of $28.6 billion and a workforce of 61,656 employees.

2. Kone

Kone is an international engineering and services company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki. It is one of the largest manufacturers of escalators and elevators worldwide. Kone also provides maintenance services and modernization solutions. The $24 billion-valued company has about 47,064 employees.

3. Stora Enso

Helsinki-based Stora Enso’s is one of the world’s largest pulp and paper manufacturers in terms of production capacity. It manufactures and markets newsprint, book paper, fine paper and magazine paper among other wood products. With a market value of $8.5 billion and 27,200, employees, Stora Enso clearly has what it takes to be among the top 10 largest employers in Finland.

4. UPM-Kymmene Corporation

UPM operates in the manufacturing industry, where it produces and sells printing and writing papers and biofuels. Although the $10.7 billion-valued company has operations in over 13 countries, its corporate headquarters are in Helsinki. UPM enjoys the services of about 20,414 employees.

5. Kesko

If you would love to work in the retail industry, Kesko may just be the perfect employer for you. Headquartered in Helsinki, the company sells a broad assortment of goods through its Kesko and K-stores. It has a market value of $4.4 billion and a workforce of 19,976 employees.

6. Wärtsilä Oyj

Wartsila
hs

Love working with engines? If you do, Wärtsilä Oyj should be your target company. With a market value of $9.1 billion and 17,717, employees the company has what it takes to be your perfect employer. The Helsinki-based manufacturer mainly engineers and services marine propulsion engines.

7. Fortum

yle

Fortum generates, distributes and sells electricity and heat. It operates a number of power plants in Finland and neighboring countries and enjoys the services of about 8,500 employees. Fortum’s current market value stands at $17.7 billion.

8. Sampo Group

yle

Headquartered in Helsinki, Sampo Group is an insurance-services provider with operations in Finland and beyond. The insurance carrier has a market value of $29.4 billion and a staff of about 6,723 employees.

9. Neste Oil

Neste Oil
nesteristiina

If you want to work in the Finnish oil and gas industry, then you can join a community of 4,989 employees at Neste Oil. The company, which refines oil and supplies a range of petroleum products, is headquartered in Espoo and has a market value of $6.8 billion.

10. Fiskars

Headquartered in Helsinki, Fiskars develops tools that empower people at home, as well as in the office, garden and classroom. With a market value of $1.6 billion and 4,832 employees to support it operations, Fiskars has what it takes to rank as a top 10 employer in Finland.

 

See Also: Top 10 Employers in Ireland

Undoubtedly, you now have a clearer picture of some of Finland’s largest employers. If you wish to expand your job search to enhance your chances of finding employment, you can try other fairly large employers such as Metso, Finnair and Teboil.

Have you worked in Finland before? Do you currently work there? Feel welcome to share your experience with us in the comments section below.

Get our FREE eBook!
'6 Steps to Landing Your Next Job'

LEAVE A COMMENT

0 comments

 

RELATED ARTICLES

Belgium
WORKING ABROAD / JUL 02, 2015

Thinking of finding work in Belgium, a country that is home to the international headquarters of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? Trading...

carlsberg
WORKING ABROAD / JUN 29, 2015

People are always on the lookout for exciting and promising careers. Many domestic job markets have become so competitive even, to the extent that jobseekers resort to...

norway
WORKING ABROAD / JUN 27, 2015

Norway has more to offer than just the museums, green spaces and 10th-century Viking ships. According to OECD Better Life Index, Norway ranks well above average in terms...

UAE Dubai burj al arab
WORKING ABROAD / MAR 08, 2015

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most sought-after countries to relocate to and work in for ambitious and skilled professionals. This is largely due to the...

Top 10 Employers in Ireland
WORKING ABROAD / MAR 03, 2015

Ireland is a fantastic place to live and work. The country has a favourable corporate tax rate which subsequently attracts some of the biggest and best organisations from...

South Africa
WORKING ABROAD / MAY 20, 2015

South Africa is an amazing place to live and work, and it’s one of the top-ranked countries in the world. It was ranked 53rd in the 2013 rankings of "Where to Be Born"...

Get our FREE eBook!
'6 Steps to Landing Your Next Job'
G up arrow