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Fri Dec 25, 2020, 10:11 PM

Thousands Apply To Live In Finland In Migration Plan To Attract Foreign Tech Workers



- Helsinki, Finland's capital.

'Thousands apply to be a Finn for 90 days in migration scheme. Americans, Canadians and Britons among those lured by campaign to attract foreign tech workers.' The Guardian, Dec. 25, 2020.

Finland has received more than 5,300 applications in a month for a groundbreaking scheme offering foreign tech workers and their families the chance to relocate to the Nordic country for 90 days to see if they want to make the move permanent.

“We’re not top of many relocation lists, but we know once people do come, they tend to stay,” said Johanna Huurre, of Helsinki Business Hub which devised the campaign. “There’s huge competition globally for talent, so we had to think creatively.”

Huurre said the 90-Day Finn scheme had sparked most interest in the US and Canada, which accounted for about 30% of applicants. The rest were spread evenly, with more than 50 Britons and one applicant from the south Pacific island of Vanuatu.

The majority had families and wanted to work remotely for their current employers, at least initially, Huurre said, while more than 800 were entrepreneurs seeking to launch startups, 60 were investors, and the remainder were job hunting.

Finland, which brought the world Nokia, SMS, 5G and Linux, has a booming €6bn start-up scene with the world’s highest number of digital startups per capita. Tech multinationals such as Google, Bayer and GE Healthcare have also recently opened campuses in the country...

More, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/25/thousands-apply-to-be-a-finn-for-90-days-in-migration-scheme

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2020, 10:51 PM

1. I wonder if no worries about losing company health insurance is a factor in so many startups.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2020, 11:08 PM

2. Finland Finland Finland!!!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 25, 2020, 11:13 PM

3. Thanks, that was great, a first for moi. I could handle

Finland if young, sure.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:17 AM

4. First application question: Can you rake a forest?

First application question: Can you rake a forest?

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