Why is WIISE Needed?

In recent years, there has been low unemployment in Etelä-Pohjanmaa meaning companies have open work places and they are looking for more workers. There are also many existing companies looking for new owners and empty business properties that could be filled by new companies.

As the WIISE team knows, when you move to another country you need to be active to find work. This means immigrants keep an open-mind and develop an entrepreneurial spirit (and Etelä-Pohjanmaa is the perfect place to develop this spirit). WIISE is not only for foreigners, however, it is also for Finns moving from another region and remigrants moving back home to Finland, for whom Etelä-Pohjanmaa may seem like a new, exotic land.

While there is a lot of official information available it can be hard to find, especially if you don’t know where to start looking. In the area of entrepreneurship, there is a need for hands-on help that goes beyond what is currently offered

More people of various backgrounds have moved to Etelä-Pohjanmaa. Helping migrants find work will also help them integrate, especially if we also help their family members to settle too. It can make Etelä-Pohjanmaa become more open and international. We also want to make sure international degree graduates can find work, so those educated international talents stay in this region.

By becoming a member, you can help create an Ecosystem where immigrants contribute to the development of your town/region. Individuals get help to integrate and the opportunity to network with each other and with companies that have available workplaces.

Companies can network with potential workers to fill vacancies. Companies can also improve their on-boarding process, so international workers settle and stay longer, delivering a higher return on investment (ROI) on recruitment costs.
Support us to make Etelä-Pohjanmaa a more open and inclusive place for international talent to integrate, settle and contribute to our community.