Diversity and non-discrimination in working life and society in general have a positive effect on employment of immigrants and a country’s ability to attract skilled labour, international students and investments.
The objective of the working life diversity programme of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is that companies and organisations benefit from diversity and that immigrants can more easily access work that corresponds with their skills and advance their careers.
The programme’s measures aim to reduce structural racism and discrimination in the labour market. The programme increases the diversity skills of employers and those working in job search services and aims to reduce discrimination in recruitment. Promoting the working life diversity programme also implements the Talent Boost action programme.