Talent shortage there – talent surplus here

Skills shortages around the world show no signs of abating, as employers continue to struggle to find the talent they need. But Finland may just have an upper hand.   Technically skilled engineers are hot in demand, particularly in Europe and Asia, according to a global snapshot...

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22 May

Cool tech, hot startups – Launchpad’s new recruits

Business and investment opportunities – just like Amcham – are borderless. For investors, the Nordic countries are often seen as one.   That’s why we continue to build ties with our neighboring chambers. Since March, members of AmCham Estonia have been able to access our flagship program Launchpad...

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13 May

Nordic by Nature: CEOs united on investment front

Mature. Competitive. Early adopters. These are just some characteristics that give businesses in the Nordic countries an edge. The trend towards Nordification, however, goes beyond company traits. It’s the rapid transformation of national markets into one Nordic economy – a place we call the New...

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30 April

Raising the Bar: Amcham’s Legal Committee

Maria Troberg felt slightly nervous as a junior associate amongst the cadre of senior lawyers at her first Amcham Legal committee meeting.   “All the other lawyers seemed so experienced. It was very much a partner-level gathering,” the now Nokia Senior Legal Counsel, recalls.   That was three years...

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24 April

Can your lawyer keep your secrets?

Confiding fully in your lawyer without having what you disclose used against you is a cornerstone of the legal profession. Clients and legal professionals alike can take it for granted that what they discuss freely won’t later be disclosed to authorities.   In legal lingo this is...

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24 April

Finland’s got foreign talent? Attracting skilled workers

Canadian Alexandre Marchand, 25, is the kind of immigrant Finland needs more of: highly-trained and hard-working. However, the bureaucracy in Finland does not always make life easy.   Marchand is working in an international Finnish company's financial department, on a half-year fixed-term contract. He got a continuation...

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17 April

Huippuosaaminen – kupla vai mahdollisuus?

Suomessa pitäisi olla vapaana harvinaisen paljon huippuosaamista. Kuitenkin meillä on liki yhdeksän prosentin työttömyys, eivätkä ulkomaiset investoijat suoranaisesti revi ihmisiä käsistä.   Mitä sanot asiasta, ManpowerGroupin Suomen ja Baltian toimitusjohtaja Iikka Lindroos?   Tämä ei ole ihan yksipiippuinen juttu. Riippuu ensinnäkin siitä, mitä huippuosaamisella tarkoitetaan. Entä mikä on...

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21 March

Full speed ahead for Amcham Member of the Year

Lockheed Martin may be a global player in aerospace, defense and security, but it’s more than the Defense Industry Dialogue that makes Amcham its Nordic landing pad.   International Business Development Director, Northern Europe, Luc Van de Winckel, says it’s also about the non-core business opportunities that...

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19 March

Get it right by taking the steps

“US-access is a bit like a game of Monopoly,” says Mike Klyszeiko, who runs the Launchpad USA program. Really?   Well, yes, kind of.   Unlike in Monopoly, in which a roll of the dice determines the pace at which you move around the board, the Launchpad USA program...

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15 March

Digital Dream or Online Nightmare?

During 2014, it became clear that the safest place for your information is in the analog world – digital means public. You don’t have to be a geek to read the news: the Heartbleed bug was named ‘the worst vulnerability since commercial traffic began to...

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09 March

Where global investors meet

Jobs, growth and development – foreign investors are a resource worth tapping into.   The new-look Global Investors' Program Advisory Board plans to do just that when the seven executive-level members meet with Country Managers.   The board wants input to shape Amcham’s FDI agenda, and identify the opportunities that make...

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02 March

An Ombudsman for FDI? Amcham Finland explains why

Finland consistently tops global anti-corruption polls, but when it comes to making fast and transparent decisions related to foreign direct investment, the bureaucratic process is often drawn-out and murky.   That’s why Amcham Finland, on behalf of its members, is proposing that the next government appoint an...

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26 February

New North, New Opportunities: Launchpad USA expands to Estonia

Amcham Finland’s network is set to grow thanks to a new partnership with AmCham Estonia that will help more companies succeed in the world’s largest consumer market.   The development will also unlock new opportunities for Amcham Finland’s US-based community, and investors interested in tapping into the fast-developing...

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19 February