Palta exists to help service sector companies to grow and thrive in Finland and abroad. We are working hard to ensure that the Finnish society at large recognises the significance of services to both the national economy and Finland’s well-being and prosperity. We want that to be visible across all decision-making.
We want to reform and modernise the labour market, promote local agreements, promote the appeal of the Finnish service sector and to offer support to sector businesses in making the most of opportunities brought by digitalisation.
The relative significance of the service sector to the Finnish national economy is rising. An increasing number of Finns work in the service sector. Private service providers have made a significant contribution towards Finland’s economy since 2000, creating more than 240.000 new jobs.
Service exports represent a real economic opportunity for Finland – the service export market is growing at an annual rate of 10 % internationally. We help to shape Finland’s regulatory environment to create the conditions under which Finnish service sector businesses can grow internationally. The public sector also has a significant role to play, as just one reference from a domestic institution can open doors to foreign markets.
Everything that we do is based on expert knowledge and experience, and we are committed to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders. Along with our members, we work closely together with the Confederation of Finnish Industries and its member associations, employee organisations, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and the Economic Information Office (TAT).
We are supported in our endeavours by the Palta Board, the Board’s Executive Committee, Labour Market Committee and Economic Policy Committee. The Economic Policy Committee is responsible for setting out the key policies that shape our activities.