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Lisatud 20.10.2013

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Apprenticeship can be attended by:

  • a registered unemployed person;
  • a jobseeker who has received a redundancy notice;
  • a person who is of retirement age, registered as a jobseeker and does not currently have a job.

The apprenticeship suitability shall be assessed by Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund. The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund shall also have the right to get acquainted with the arrangements and conditions of the apprenticeship on site of the company.

Wage subsidy

A wage subsidy is the support paid to an employer for the hiring of an unemployed person. It is designed to support the long-term unemployed, young people, people with reduced capacity for work, recipients of international protection and people who have been released from prison in finding work.

Regional support for creating jobs

The objective of regional support for creating jobs is to facilitate the creation of jobs and the employment of unemployed persons in areas with high unemployment.

My First Job

In order to help a young person who has little work experience, we grant a wage subsidy to the employer and compensate training costs of the hired young person.

Minors’ employment subsidy

As of 01.01.2018, employers who offer employment to 13–16-year-olds can apply for a minors’ employment subsidy from the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund. The purpose of this subsidy is to increase work opportunities for minors and to encourage the development of work habits and experiences among young people.

A permission to fill a position by employing an alien

If an alien’s (except for citizens of the Member States of the European Union, the Member States of the European Economic Area, and Swiss Confederation) purpose of staying in Estonia is to work here, they must have a residence permit to be able to work here. Before an alien can apply for this from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, the employer must generally have the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund’s permission to hire that alien.

Training grant for employers

The training grant is provided for employers to improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.

Employers can apply for a training grant from the Unemployment Insurance Fund to

Collective and individual redundancy

Töötukassa provides help to the employee who is made redundant in the form of a redundancy benefit, and counts on your cooperation to be able to provide that help.

When you are faced with the need to fire a large part of your staff, you as an employer have certain obligations towards your employees and towards Töötukassa. Töötukassa helps you to meet these obligations, and makes rapid response services available.

Paying contributions

The activities of Töötukassa are financed by contributions from employers and personal contributions from employees, investment revenues, general taxation and from support provided through the European Social Fund.

As an employer, you are responsible for paying the employer contributions, and for collecting the personal contributions that are due by your employees.

EURES (European Job Mobility Network)

EURES is a job mobility network created by the European Commission, which supports the free movement of workers within the European Union and the European Economic Area. 

Mobile counselling – MOBI

The Unemployment Insurance Fund provides mobile counselling, or MOBI, in all Estonian counties, sharing the information and knowledge needed by those looking for work.

The aim of these workshops is to share information and knowledge on various topics related to work, working life and career. Usually MOBI workshops take place at locations that are further away from larger cities, where access to labour market and career information tends to be limited. When organizing MOBI events, the topics focus among other target groups specifically on young people (including the ones currently studying in vocational schools and high schools) and people with reduced capacity to work (in the context of younger people including also their parents).


Bänner viib meie töötukassa lehele, kus saate tutvuda Töötukassa tööpakkumistega Bännerile klikates jõuate Tripodi kutsetesti tegemise lehele Clicking on the banner will redirect you to Work and Study website Bännerile klõpsates jõuate Minukarjäär veebilehele Click on the banner and ask a career specialist.  


Töötukassa offices

E-post: info [ä] tootukassa [dot] ee

Skype: tootukassa

Calling from abroad, please use the number +372 669 6513
(E-N 8.30-16.45; R 8.30-15.30, last Friday of the month 8.30-12.30)