"Finland needs 100,000 foreign workers"

Over the next twenty years, a minimum of 100,000 foreign workers will be needed in order to fill labour shortages in Finland, the newspaper Kaleva reports.

Rauno Vanhanen, a top official in the Ministry of Employment and Economy says to the newspaper that another 300,000 unemployed people in Finland should be encouraged to work. He also calls for Finns to stay at work longer into their later years, adding that productivity should moreover be improved, Yle News reports.