The Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project has made Pyhäjoki a rapidly developing and internationalising municipality.
The municipality has diverse business activities, but there is also need for more. There are currently appoximately 200 companies in the municipality. Pyhäjoki has a low unemployment rate.
The fibre-optic network in the district creates excellent conditions for remote work and business activities.
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Where to find work?
New employees are in demand in various sectors in Pyhäjoki as well as in the entire Raahe-Kalajoki region. If you are looking for work, keep an eye out for job advertisements in newspapers and online. You can also contact potential employers directly. Open jobs reported to the TE Office are listed on the TE Services website.
You can obtain general information, advice and guidance on TE Services and support for using online services from the TE telephone service. The service is available on Monday–Friday at 9 am–4.15 pm.
Service in Finnish: 0295 025 500
Service in Swedish: 0295 025 510
Service in English: 0295 020 713
Service in Russian: 0295 020 715
The North Ostrobothnia TE Office’s units in Raahe and Ylivieska are open on Mondays. The unit in Oulu is open five days a week from Monday to Friday.
The North Ostrobothnia Employment and Economic Development Office (Työ- ja elinkeinotoimisto, TE Office) serves jobseekers online, by telephone and at six service points. More information on TE Office's services is available on the TE Office's website.
The closest Employment and Economic Development Office of Northern Ostrobothnia offices are located in Raahe, Ylivieska and Oulu. TE offices services are also available directly in Pyhäjoki by appointment.
The Pyhäjoki Municipality supports the employment of Pyhäjoki residents with a special municipal supplement. More information on jobs in Pyhäjoki and support in jobhunting is also available through the Welcome to Pyhäjoki! Project.
Read more: Find a job in Finland
Starting a business
Raahe Region Development Centre staff can help you in setting up a business, developing your business further and going international.
Help is available, for example, in matters related to financing your business and in writing support applications at all stages of your company’s life cycle.
Raahe Region Development Centre
Address: Rantakatu 5 D 2. krs, 92100 Raahe
Mail address: PL 62, 92101 Raahe
Tel. 044 439 3288
Read more: Starting a business in Finland
Pyhäjoki has commercial plots available to cater to a variety of needs. Companies are encouraged to locate to the area by providing them with affordable commercial plots. These plots can be leased or purchased.
The plots enjoy excellent traffic connections along main road 8. They are highly accessible both locally and from the perspective of the national transport network. Commercial plots are listed in the Pyhäjoki tonttipörssi online plot service. The service is partially available also in English and Swedish.
The Director of Economic Development is responsible for the business sector in Pyhäjoki Municipality, manages investment projects related to the municipality’s economic activities and promotes entrepreneurship. The Director of Economic Development is responsible for the sale and lease of commercial plots and locating companies in the municipality.
Director of Economic Development
Tel. +358 40 359 6007
If you work or run a business in Finland, you are required to pay tax. To be able to work, you need a tax card and personal identity code.
For your company, you need a business ID. Goods and services are subject to value added tax. As an entrepreneur, you may also be obliged to pay excise duty, property tax or vehicle tax.
Read more: Taxation
If you become unemployed
Register as an unemployed jobseeker no later than on your first day of unemployment.
Citizens of an EU member state, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland can register as a jobseeker online using the TE Services' E-services (Oma asiointi).
Citizens of other countries must start their job search by visiting a TE Office personally. Please bring proof of identity and your residence permit with you.
If you cannot register as a jobseeker online, book an appointment to the TE-offices. TE office services are also available in Pyhäjoki by appointment.
You can also contact the Welcome to Pyhäjoki! project. If needed, the project staff can help you deal with practical matters related to unemployment and jobhunting. They can also give you tips on potential jobs.
The North Ostrobothnia TE Office’s service points in Ylivieska and Raahe are open on Mondays. The service point in Oulu is open five days a week from Monday to Friday.
Visiting address of the TE Office in Raahe:
Fellmanin puistokatu 3, 92100 Raahe
Visiting address of the TE Office in Ylivieska:
Valtakatu 4, 84100 Ylivieska
Read more: If you become unemployed
Fennovoima Hanhikivi 1 – nuclear power plant project in Pyhäjoki
Fennovoima’s Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project will create new jobs in Pyhäjoki and its surroundings as well as need for additional services.
During the construction phase, the Hanhikivi 1 project will employ more than 20,000 people. At most, some 5,500 people will be working at the Hanhikivi peninsula at the same time.
More information about the Fennovoima nuclear power plant project in Pyhäjoki is available directly from Fennovoima.
Fennovoima Oy Pyhäjoki Office
Vanhatie 48, 86100 Pyhäjoki