Local government employers in Finland
Finland has 295 municipalities and about 117 joint municipal authorities, which employ about 419 000 people. Local Government Employers KT promotes their interests on the labour market.
Providing basic public services
Local government employers are for instance
- hospitals, health centres
- comprehensive and upper secondary schools, vocational institution
- day care and youth affairs centres, homes for elderly
- libraries, museums
- local traffic as well as fire and recue departments.
One fifth employed by municipal sector
More than 80% of all local government personnel work in the health care, social services and educational sectors.The local government services sector comprises more than 7,000 different occupational titles.