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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Finland


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Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita output roughly that of the uk, france, germany, and italy. its key economic sector is manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications, and electronics industries. trade is important; exports equal nearly two-fifths of gdp. finland excels in high-tech exports, e.g., mobile phones. except for timber and several minerals, finland depends on imports of raw materials, energy, and some components for manufactured goods. because of the climate, agricultural development is limited to maintaining self-sufficiency in basic products. forestry, an important export earner, provides a secondary occupation for the rural population. high unemployment remains a persistent problem. in 2007 russia announced plans to impose high tariffs on raw timber exported to finland. the finnish pulp and paper industry will be threatened if these duties are put into place in 2008 and 2009, and the matter is now being handled by the european union.

Environmental Issues

Air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations

Government Type

Republic

Population

5,244,749 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Northern europe, bordering the baltic sea, gulf of bothnia, and gulf of finland, between sweden and russia

Area

Total: 338,145 sq km land: 304,473 sq km water: 33,672 sq km

Slightly smaller than montana

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: republic of finland conventional short form: finland local long form: suomen tasavalta/republiken finland local short form: suomi/finland

Capital

Name: helsinki geographic coordinates: 60 10 n, 24 56 e time difference: utc+2 (7 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months (2008)

International Disputes

Various groups in finland advocate restoration of karelia and other areas ceded to the soviet union, but the finnish government asserts no territorial demands

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

126 Finland Jobs Found


Database/Integration Developer - Espoo Looking for an Integration and Data-Warehousing expert for an in-house role located in Espoo Finland. My cli...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 1 day ago
One of my clients, a product company based in Tampere, are seeking a Full Stack Developer to join their R&D Team. They have a way of thinking that ...
Nigel Frank International - Tampere - posted 1 day ago
Lead Developer - Espoo How much experience do you have working with .NET and JavaScript? My client is seeking a Lead Developer to come on board to ...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 1 day ago
Opportunities like this don't come up too often. Currently I am working with a client that delves into the world of Bio-technology, a market predic...
Nigel Frank International - Vantaa - posted 4 days ago
My client is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, passionate, hands-on Quality Assurance Engineer to work within their Product Development and...
Pearson Frank - Espoo - posted 5 days ago
As a Java Software Engineer with this client, you will be designing, building and developing software solutions that are able to scale to massive c...
Nigel Frank International - Espoo - posted 5 days ago
My client is looking for Senior Azure Architects to design and build their cloud solutions. You will see that their customer base is undergoing cha...
Pearson Frank - Tampere - posted 5 days ago
My client is continuously improving their service to be more kick ass at delivering value to their growing customer base. Their product is in 4000 ...
Pearson Frank - Tampere - posted 5 days ago
Games Company - Server Front End Developer I am looking for individuals to join my clients server team. Your main responsibility is around our inte...
Pearson Frank - Helsinki - posted 5 days ago
An exclsuive positon has come available in a leading product company in Espoo, a company who are leading the way within their sector. You will brin...
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