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Apply for the Helsinki benefit

Fill out the application and submit it with the necessary attachments via a secure connection: https://securemail.hel.fi to the address: helsinkilisa@hel.fi Your attachments must be in the PDF or JPG format or printed and posted to the address: Helsinki supplement, Economic Development, P.O. Box 20, 000999 City of Helsinki.

Process:

-If the employer is also applying for a pay subsidy, they must do so before applying for the Helsinki supplement and attach the pay subsidy decision to their Helsinki supplement application.
-If the employer makes an apprenticeship agreement, they must do so before applying for the Helsinki supplement and attach the apprenticeship document to their Helsinki supplement application.
-Once an employment agreement has been signed, the employer will apply for the Helsinki supplement and attach the employment agreement to their Helsinki supplement application.
-The discretionary support is granted if the application meets the conditions.
-The City pays the Helsinki supplement to the employer.
-The employer pays the hired person's salary.

Processing time:

About four weeks

More information:

When is the Helsinki supplement applied for?
You can apply for the Helsinki supplement within the calendar year in which the employment of your new recruit begins. However, the Helsinki supplement may only be requested for a period of 12 months at the maximum. For a pay-subsidised apprenticeship, the Helsinki supplement can be applied for the entire apprenticeship period. The support is applied for in 12-month periods.

Printable forms - Helsinki benefit for salary

For whom: all private and third-sector employers
For what: hiring costs
Amount: €800/month at the maximum. The amount is affected by the employer's hiring costs and other forms of support paid for them; a pay subsidy and training compensation.
Duration: 12 months at the maximum, or for the entire duration of an apprenticeship.
Receiving the support requires that a pay subsidy has been granted for the employment.

Further information:
Mirkka Kesti-Helia, tel. +358 (0) 40 198 5891
Sonja Vuorela, tel. +358 (0) 40 183 3021

helsinkilisa@hel.fi

Printable forms - Helsinki benefit for employment

For whom: companies and communities running commercial operations
For what: costs arising from hiring the person, other than salary costs, such as facility, equipment, workwear, orientation and guidance costs when no other form of support is being paid for these
Amount: €500/month
Duration: 12 months at the maximum
The support can also be granted without a pay subsidy granted for the employment.

Further information:
Mirkka Kesti-Helia, tel. +358 (0) 40 198 5891
Sonja Vuorela, tel. +358 (0) 40 183 3021

helsinkilisa@hel.fi

Printable forms - Helsinki benefit for a commission

For whom: companies and communities running commercial operations
For what: a one-time completion of a job or project. The commission may be performed through a co-operative, company or a 'light entrepreneurship' solution.
Amount: a maximum of 50% of the total commission sum, yet no more than €1,500
Duration: the employer can apply for the Helsinki benefit for a commission for no more than two commissions per year, and the commission agreement must take matters related to unemployment benefits and employer obligations into account.

Further information:
Mirkka Kesti-Helia, tel. +358 (0) 40 198 5891
Sonja Vuorela, tel. +358 (0) 40 183 3021

helsinkilisa@hel.fi

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Central Administration

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