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.