EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund

Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund

Geographic Location

Country: Estonia
Region: Eesti
Location of affected unit(s): whole Estonia


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities
Number Employed: 513

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-05-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 22-05-2014
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2019
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (EUIF) announced that they will hire 500 new employees in coming years to deal with increasing workload. The planned reform of incapacity to work policy that should be implemented from 1 July 2015, will bring considerable changes to EUIF work organisation. One major change according to the plan anticipates that EUIF will take over the assessment of ability to work from the Social Insurance Board and therefore need more workers. EUIF currently has 513 employees and will hire around 500 new employees from 2014-2019 thereby almost doubling their personnel.