Month: September 2021

Introduction to commerce and working life for young people in the World's Biggest Remote TET

The largest employer in the economy and the largest employer of young people, the commerce sector, will introduce itself to young people in a wide and varied way at the World's Biggest Remote TET, coordinated by Economy and Youth TAT. The Finnish Commerce Federation and its business partners are also concerned about the shortage of experts that is threatening the commerce sector. Attractive jobs aim to encourage young people to join the responsible and constantly evolving commerce sector.

The Government's employment measures are not a sufficient response to the worsening labour shortage

The Finnish Commerce Federation is disappointed in the Government’s decision to postpone some of its employment measures until next year. The decisions that have now been made will only alleviate the incentive traps for students and pensioners. On the positive side, the budget meeting did not decide to increase taxes on earned income and thus cut purchasing power. The decisions will not improve the international competitive strength of commerce.

Service sector organisations: Reducing the electricity tax in the service sector would accelerate the achievement of climate targets and strengthen competitiveness

Achieving the carbon neutrality target for 2035 requires decisions from the Government that support the low-carbon nature of service sector companies. A key decision would be to reduce the electricity tax in the service sector. A reduction in electricity tax would also safeguard Finland's cost competitiveness and domestic jobs. In an increasingly competitive international environment, the service sector is currently paying 45 times more electricity tax than industry.