Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

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Potter
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Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by Potter » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:10 am

Hi all,

Except cleaning and delivery jobs are available for foreigner who can't speak Finnish?

How we may find opportunities in those jobs?

Thanks



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FinlandGirl
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Re: Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by FinlandGirl » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm

Potter wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:10 am
Except cleaning and delivery jobs are available for foreigner who can't speak Finnish?
IT is the only field with many jobs that do not require Finnish.
Potter wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:10 am
How we may find opportunities in those jobs?
Learn Finnish.

betelgeuse
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Re: Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by betelgeuse » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:07 pm

FinlandGirl wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm
Potter wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:10 am
Except cleaning and delivery jobs are available for foreigner who can't speak Finnish?
IT is the only field with many jobs that do not require Finnish.
Why is it often hard to find Finnish speakers at construction sites then?

SecretCode
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Re: Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by SecretCode » Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:48 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:07 pm
FinlandGirl wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm
Potter wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:10 am
Except cleaning and delivery jobs are available for foreigner who can't speak Finnish?
IT is the only field with many jobs that do not require Finnish.
Why is it often hard to find Finnish speakers at construction sites then?
Pure speculation: those jobs are mostly migrant labour, and (if not from EU countries) not the kind of job - or wage level - that would support a residence application.
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FinlandGirl
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Re: Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by FinlandGirl » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:43 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:07 pm
FinlandGirl wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm
Potter wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:10 am
Except cleaning and delivery jobs are available for foreigner who can't speak Finnish?
IT is the only field with many jobs that do not require Finnish.
Why is it often hard to find Finnish speakers at construction sites then?
Because the people are not employed in Finland and are not paid Finnish salaries?

betelgeuse
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Re: Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by betelgeuse » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:05 pm

FinlandGirl wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:43 pm
Because the people are not employed in Finland and are not paid Finnish salaries?
They can't legally do that. Of course construction is a problematic area in terms of following the law.

"Pääsäännön mukaan ulkomaalaiseen työvoimaan on noudatettava suomalaista työlainsäädäntöä ja yleissitovia rakennusalan työehtosopimuksia.

Lähetettyjen työntekijöiden osalta pelisäännöt ovat siten samat kuin suomalaisella työvoimalla. Vain sosiaaliturva jää lähetettyjen työntekijöiden osalta kotimaan lainsäädännön mukaan hoidettavaksi."

https://www.rakennusteollisuus.fi/Tieto ... ontekijat/

ruusu25
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Re: Possible jobs for non Finnish speakers

Post by ruusu25 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:13 am

Another job where it is common to find non-Finnish speakers is personal assistant (henkilökohtainen avustaja) for a person with disabilities. Many such people prefer to only hire Finnish speakers, but in the capital region especially, many are happy to hire non-Finnish speakers as well. If you search for "henkilökohtainen avustaja" on the TE-palvelut website, look for ads that say non-Finnish speakers are welcome to apply. Note that this may be stated in Finnish in the ad, so Google Translate is your friend here :P

Another option, if you are in the capital region, would be in certain restaurants. Chains like Fafa's hire non-Finnish speakers frequently, as do many restaurants in larger shopping centers such as Kamppi in Helsinki. Note that most restaurants do require Finnish, however.

Posti also hires non-Finnish speakers to distribute the mail, though there aren't many opportunities right now due to COVID.


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