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Finland seeks Vietnamese talent

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Business Finland, a Finnish government body for trade, tourism and foreign investment promotion, has launched a Talent Boost program in Vietnam to attract local, high-quality human resources.

The introduction of the program was part of a conference on Finland’s employment held in HCMC recently. The event saw the participation of the Finnish Embassy in Vietnam and some 50 representatives from local businesses and universities.

Talent Boost is a national program of Finland to attract international talent, both students and professionals.

The endeavor is part of the Finnish government’s efforts to address a lack of suitable employees in the 5.5-million-people country.

Commerce, transport, education and health services are among the sectors employing the largest number of workers in Finland, according to the European Commission.

Employment in the service industry is expected to surge in the future.

Finland offers several opportunities for professionals to build their careers, said Laura Lindeman, senior director of the Work in Finland unit at Business Finland.

“We place a high value on work-life balance because happy workers are more productive and innovative as a result,” added Lindeman.

Vietnam’s young and dynamic workforce could meet the rising demand of Finland, particularly in the agricultural and healthcare sector, said Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung during a meeting with Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam and Laos Keijo Norvanto last October.

In addition to Vietnam, the program also seeks high-quality human resources from Brazil, Turkey and India.

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