This is a major scam.
In searching for cheaper labor, crony business think tank EVA believes that doubling Finland’s immigration levels will solve the ‘sustainability gap’ needed to secure the welfare of an ageing public. The think(less) tank admits that there’s currently 300 000 long term unemployed people in the country, of which, 100 000 are supposedly ”unemployable”.
According to EVA, Finland needs 34 000 more workers per year, and that in spite of the current unemployment rate of 8% (officially, but you can be assured that it’s much more), it makes ”good sense” though the government does not have an immigration quota system for potential immigrants it’s seeking to entice to the country to the benefit of its society.
It’s a mugs game.
Heightened immigration to a welfare state (something of which, the latter, is supposedly out of bounds to discuss, as in dismantling) is to the detriment of that society, not a plus, as history, and modern day history shows us. And what exactly is the end game for these geniuses, open ended immigration of 34 000 per year till when, until they say so and Finnish society (speaking here as a non-ethnic Finnish national) no longer resembles Finland from the 1980’s when I arrived?
These masterminds at these so called ”think tanks” are a dangerous breed. Recalling a quote from Thomas Sowell, concerning intellectuals;
“Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.”
Same lunacy here:‘Immigration is critical’ for Stockholm’s future
An EVA report out Thursday estimated that Finland needs 34,000 more immigrants annually to meet the sustainability gap as the population ages. That’s nearly double the current rate of some 18,000 immigrants a year.
The sustaimability gap refers to the additional financing needed to balance the public sector in the long term. So essentially immigrants are needed to help foot the bill for future public spending.
Over the past quarter-century, they say, the number of individuals working in Finland has basically remained the same – only growing by some 2,000 while the population has soared by some half a million. And as the recession has brought a loss of 100,000 jobs, this adds up to an impossible equation, says EVA.
The think tank calculates that the working share of Finland’s society has fallen to 69 percent, whereas it should be at 75 percent to support the swelling population of elderly people.
EVA notes that two thirds of new immigrants are of working age, and are mostly from Europe and Asia.
A shot in the arm
While it may seem paradoxical to bring in more foreign workers when the unemployment rate is above eight percent, the report’s co-author, researcher Pekka Myrskylä, argues that new immigrants would also stimulate domestic demand and generally give the economy a much-needed shot in the arm.
He and his co-author, actuary Topias Pyykkönen, claim that an expanding workforce would boost companies’ incentive to expand their operations. The researchers also note that nearly one third of Finland’s current jobless – or some 100,000 people – are difficult to employ.
“Many jobseekers have various factors that slow their employment prospects,” says Pyykkönen.
“These include a lack of education, age and protracted unemployment, for instance.”
The workforce shrinks by some 10,000 people annually as the number of retirees exceeds the number of people entering the job market.
“Immigration already plays a significant role in replacing the natural attrition among the native-born population,” says Myrskylä. “Without immigration, our working-age population would have shrunk by 26,000 people last year alone.”
Half find work
Pyykkönen and Myrskylä note that just over half of present-day immigrants are now employed. Some, such as Estonians – who have a similar linguistic and cultural background – find work easily. However, those who arrive as refugees have a hard time, they note.
Typically immigrants find work in low-paying sectors, particularly in the Helsinki region. The largest numbers are in real estate services – such as cleaning – as well as in restaurants and construction. Many also set up their own companies. Some two thirds, the report says, are of European background, followed by Asians. The most common countries of origin are Russia, Estonia, Somalia and Iraq. YLE
NOTE: No where will you ever see these think tanks address the obvious, because of the taxing system, and because of the welfare state in general, people are not reproducing themselves at the rate to bolster the welfare state/aged population). Beside, its an endless cycle, as more people you invite to the country, you will always need more immigrants to address their future needs, this is something that no one is willing to talk about, THE END GAME/BLUEPRINT, what does it look like?