City of Tampere, Employment Unit

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TYPA, Employment Services Unit, City of Tampere

The Employment Services Unit was founded in 2009. The unit offers services for unemployed residents of the city.

The services available at the unit are:

  • Rehabilitative Work Experience that is based on an activation plan
  • Services for Young People
  • Vocational Training for Immigrants
  • Development and Supportive Services
  • Tampere City Region Labour Force Service Centre (LAFOS), where services are run together by three different authorities. The service model is based on multi-professional teamwork between employment officers, social workers, health care professionals and other partners.


The unit has almost 60 employees and the number of clients has been 4 300 a year (2014). The unit works in close collaboration with Employment and Economic Development Office, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA), municipal social and healthcare services, NGO’s, educational institutions, employers and many other organisations. The mutual objective is to produce, arrange and develop tailored and coordinated services for unemployed people and help them to reach open labour market or vocational education.



+ 358 40806 3435

+358 3 56 56 57 92

Add. Hammareninkatu 8 B,
33100 Tampere