Jobs and enterprise
Hämeenlinna is located at the centre of the Finnish Growth Corridor. Our central location in the growth corridor guarantees that we are accessible to both the customers and employees of every business. Three fourths of all Finns live within a two-hour radius of the city.
The city as an employer
The City of Hämeenlinna is the largest employer in Tavastia Proper. The city employs around 3,500 employees in different locations. 85.8% of our employees are employed on a permanent basis.
Our work focuses on success, positivity and new opportunities, and together we want to create a workplace and work community that are good for everyone. For more information, see our Joy of Work operating model and Working Smart blog (Only in Finnish).
Hämeenlinna’s ecosystem work helps connect businesses, research institutes, students and communities. The City of Hämeenlinna has chosen five ecosystems that will be used to further develop these efforts.
In addition to Hämeenlinna’s entrepreneurial associations and organisations, the city’s development company, Linnan Kehitys Oy, is working to secure the growth of the businesses in the city.
The PARKKI Business Park helps connects the businesses in Hämeenlinna and is located at Raatihuoneenkatu 21-23. The Business Park brings together the services, advice, trainings, events and networking opportunities that are available to businesses and future entrepreneurs.
Hämeenlinna continuously promotes, develops and implements its industrial politics. The town creates new businesses, helps develop the business activities and competitiveness of existing companies, produces new work places and promotes the entrepreneurships, networking and marketing of the area.
Our placement service specialists work to actively facilitate new opportunities for success and create networks for the businesses and workplaces that want to come to Hämeenlinna.
Coming to Hämeenlinna requires more than just locating the right premises for your business. Hämeenlinna is the right place for your company, if you are looking to locate in a well-connected growth centre.
Ketterimmät (“the most agile”) is the designated employment programme for the Hämeenlinna region between 2017 and 2025. The programme is being implemented in collaboration with Hattula, Hämeenlinna and Janakkala. For more information, visit www.hameenlinna.fi/ketterimmat.
The employment team of the City of Hämeenlinna provides support to those who have been on more than 300 days of labour market support as well as to those under 30 and on labour market support when a person is involved in the city’s support services and wishes to find their place in working life. This is achieved with the help of personalised and group coaching.
The One-Stop Guidance Center helps young people under the age of 29 with matters related to employment, training and education.
Different industries represented
A number of different industries are represented in Hämeenlinna. Aside from the wood processing and graphic industries, there is food processing, packaging and textile processing industries.
The knowledge of metal processing is world-class and some of the professionals in the field produce gorgeous gold jewellery. Tourism and other service-related business areas employ a large amount of people.
The most important companies in town are SSAB, Huhtamäki, Patria Vehicles, Konecranes and Kultakeskus. The most internationally recognized company in Hämeenlinna is Iittala. Iittala is a part of the Fiskars Group which is a leading manufacturer of modern, Scandinavian products for the home and a pioneer in design.
Lines of business:
- Metal industry 30 %
- Trade and services 30 %
- Public administration 30 %
- Others 10 %
Growth corridor Finland
Growth Corridor Finland stretches from Helsinki to Tampere region as a string of cities. It forms the forefront basis of national competitiveness; more than 50 % of Finland’s GDP is produced in this area.
Growth Corridor Finland is the biggest pool of workforce in Finland with more than 301 000 daily commuters.