Only a modest share of the holders of a Sanssi card, a voucher issued by TE Offices to improve the employment prospects of under 30-year-old job-seekers, find employment. “These cards are handed out like advertising letters. How many sales are made is a whole other issue,” exclaims Heikki Räisänen, a research director at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
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Young people face uphill battle for employment
Introduced in 2010, the Sanssi card fundamentally tells the potential employer that a wage subsidy may be paid toward the wage costs of the young applicant.