Finland is more than the land of rally drivers and the hub of saunas in individual households. It’s also more than just a gleeful touristy destination renowned for the northern lights or the Temppeliaukieo Church, that’s carved out of a rock. Finland is more than the sum of usual imagery the world has come to conceive about a country mostly renowned for being ‘the happiest’ in the world. If you are someone from the realm of entrepreneurship, you’d know quite well that it is right now the go-to destination for start-ups in the world. Moreover, a country widely respected for promoting women into the main fray of politics, is also the one that developed a massive supercomputer that can, within a matter of quick moments, execute millions of calculations.
That being said, Finland is also fast emerging as an IT hub, the like of which would surely please IT professionals from India. Did anyone see such a surprisingly pleasant development coming?
But at the moment, this is the truth- that the forthcoming destination for IT professionals from India will surely be Finland. And there exist a host of reasons for this profoundly interesting development:
For a country whose population, especially when compared to India, is hardly a spot on a giant empty screen, has even warned its population that it needs to double its immigration numbers if the country desires to maintain public services.
Moreover, the country is suffering from an acute workforce shortage, and especially where it comes to the IT sector, then Finland is targeting to recruit Indian talent.
That the number of people Finland desires to recruit actually measure in spectacular numbers is no longer a surprise but, as a matter of fact, an urgent need of the hour.
The above notion was also clearly underlined by a popular recruiter based in Finland’s Talented Solutions, an agency meant to attract new talent.
It’s now widely acknowledged that we need a spectacular number of people to come to the country.
Though overall, if one were to speak of Scandinavian nations, whether one speaks of Finland, Denmark, Iceland or Sweden, there’s an acute shortage of workforce in each of the wondrous Nordic nations.
That being said, a latest report published on revered finance and economics daily Live Mint happened to elaborate more on the Finnish story and stated-
While many Western countries are battling weak population growth, few are feeling the effects as sharply as Finland.
With 39.2 over-65s per 100 working-age people, it is second only to Japan in the extent of its ageing population, according to the UN, which forecasts that by 2030 the “old age dependency ratio” will rise to 47.5.
The government has warned that the nation of 5.5 million needs to practically double immigration levels to 20,000-30,000 a year to maintain public services and plug a looming pensions deficit.
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Finland might seem like an attractive destination on paper, scoring high in international comparisons for quality of life, freedom and gender equality, with little corruption, crime and pollution.
That being said, since there’s great opportunity to make a mark for the IT professionals in a country that’s not only hungry to absorb talented workforce in a growing domain, but also happens to be a prosperous destination and one of the most sought after lands at the moment where forging a fine career is concerned.