Swedish Speaking Employers


The labor market in Finland often places high demands on knowledge in Finnish and also in Swedish. If the qualification requirement for a public administration position is higher education degree then it is usually also required excellent knowledge of Finnish and satisfactory knowledge of Swedish. In the private sector, language requirements are determined based on company policy.
The largest employment sector in Swedish is within social- and healthcare, as well as in education. There is an urgent need for Swedish-speaking staff.

The municipalities

Here you will find the municipalities recruitment pages. On the recruitment page you have to choose Swedish, Ruotsi, as the language of choice, Ilmoituksen kieli, to find the Swedish jobs offered.





Seure ,temporary work, is the municipalities staffing service. The page is in Swedish since the English version doesn’t work.

Private sector

Here you will find other big employers in Swedish speaking health care and welfare.

Kårkulla Samkommun. It’s purpose is to provide service and care for Swedish-speaking persons with an intellectual disability.

Folkhälsan. Folkhälsan is the largest Swedish-speaking social services and healthcare organisation in Finland. Folkhälsan provides services within the field of social services and healthcare, for example, care for the elderly and child protection services. One can also work for Folkhälsan at their daycare centers and after school clubs or with children, young people and adults with functional variations. They also have a research center.
Here you will find info about all their open positions, in Swedish

At Barnavårdsföreningen you will find jobs where you work with children and families.

At Kommuntorget you will find Swedish speaking welfare and health care jobs from all over Finland.

Job boards, a selection

TE-services search word: svenska

Oikotie työpaikat search word: svenska

Job Market Finland

At Job Market Finland you can find the Swedish-language jobs by clicking on Personal Customers->Vacancies->More Search Terms and click in the Swedish- box. The site, upheld by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, has a lot of different work related information so please surf around a bit.

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