€3.5 million EU aid to former workers at Microsoft Finland and suppliers
Most of the redundancies, attributed to worldwide competition and loss of mobile phone market share, were in the Helsinki-Uusimaa, Länsi-Suomi and Etelä-Suomi regions
The measures, co-financed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF), include career coaching and individual guidance, employment and business services, vocational training schemes, services for new entrepreneurs and start-up grants, hiring incentives, training-related allowances, subsidies and contributions towards removal costs. The Fund’s annual ceiling is €150 million.
This particular EGF aid was approved by the Council of Ministers on 17 July 2017.
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