About us

TYJ develops unemployment security and provides services for unemployment funds

There are 16 unemployment funds in Finland that pay their members earnings-related unemployment protection during periods of unemployment. The Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ) is the training and cooperation body for the Finnish unemployment funds.

We promote the interests of our member funds, work to develop unemployment security, and seek to strengthen the operation and knowhow of the funds.

Our operation is steered by a board of directors representing our member funds. Our services are delivered by our own seven-person team and a number of working groups formed by fund representatives.

TYJ’s chairperson and personell

If you have any questions about your benefits, please consult your own unemployment fund.

Outi Mäki

Chairman of the Board

Aki Villman

Excecutive Director

050 356 7990

Kirsi Ahvenharju

Unemployment Security Specialist

Anni Alaja

Communications Officer

050 364 6475

Timo Auvinen

Unemployment Security Specialist

050 321 4229

Heidi Eld-Haapala

Unemployment Security Specialist

Karita Kontkanen

Personnel Secretary

Noora Partanen


040 161 8788

Juho Salmi

Financial Secretary

050 410 1174


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Please do not send claim forms or pay certificates to us. Send all claims and certificates to your own unemployment fund.