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Tackling the labor shortage with international hands

Awarded with the Luotsi award on Joensuu Day 2022: Joen Leipurit Oy Where to find workers? Labor shortages are expected to become an obstacle for the success of many businesses in the coming years. One of the fields facing potential struggles is the bakery business, which employs 7000 people in Finland. For the Average Joe, […]


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Improving integration through workplace Finnish

Awarded with the Luotsi award on Joensuu Day: Napakka Osk Pohjois-Karjalan Napakka Osk is a cooperative enterprise established in 2004, also acting as a voucher-based service provider for Siun Sote. Napakka offers a variety of domestic services in the Joensuu area, ranging from cleaning to small maintenance work and yardwork. Napakka also offers billing services […]


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Bold employers rewarded on Joensuu Day

The traditional Luotsi awards were once again given out on Joensuu Day, on Tuesday, November 29 at Teatteriravintola. This year, the awards were given to employers who have boldly employed international talents. This year, the Joensuu Day Luotsi awards were given to three businesses to thank them for their open-minded and bold employment of immigrants […]


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Juttuklubi Joensuu: a warm bonfire for all to gather around

Juttuklubi Joensuu is aimed at immigrants and its meetings continue after the summer break on 21 September, 2022, 17–19, in Luotsi’s facilities. The topic of the first meeting is voluntary work. The club meets three times and has discussions about Finnish working and finding a job in Finland. For example, you get to hear about […]


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Coming up : Työtä Karnevaalit, a unique recruitment event!

Seeking a job? Looking for the perfect match, even? Then look no further, as a heart-pounding event is about to take place very soon. On the 17th of August at Sokos Hotel Kimmel in Joensuu, employers and job seekers are looking for the perfect match! Työtä-karnevaalit is a free recruitment event where anyone can drop […]


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How to make good use of your foreign education degree in Finland

Your education is not automatically null and void once you cross the border and apply for a lucrative job in a new country. On the contrary, a degree is and should be a valuable asset everywhere, but due to different education systems used in most countries, using a degree to your advantage in a foreign […]


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Welcome to International House Joensuu

As of 30 May, 2022, the immigration services of the city of Joensuu are effectively renamed International House Joensuu. The new name shares similarities with other International Houses operating in other major Finnish cities, such as Helsinki, Tampere, and Turku. You can even find an International House in Estonia and Copenhagen, making the concept truly […]


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The Multicultural Workplace: Lietsu

Talent Hub Joensuu visited Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel to interview entrepreneur Maria Saastamoinen. A hotel founded to show North-Karelian hospitality to foreigners, Lietsu has taken full advantage of the help offered by the surrounding community and international talent to become a second home to travellers of all sorts. In the old cream-coloured postal building in the […]


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The multicultural workplace: Nanocomp

Multiculturalism has enabled Nanocomp to turn itself from a small university initiative into a global business. Vice president Matti Eronen tells TalentHub Joensuu how Nanocomp has learned to navigate the complexities of both the international market and international workforce. Nanocomp is a photonics manufacturer that produces light guides, optical film components and management films and […]