Unemployed and job-seeker

In rendering the labour market services a distinction is made between the concepts of unemployed and job-seeker.

Unemployed is a person, who does not work, is registered as unemployed in the regional structural entity of Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and looks for job. The unemployed is obliged to fulfil the individual job-seeking plan and be ready to accept a suitable job, and immediately start working.

Job-seeker is a person, who looks for job and is registered as job-seeker in the regional structural entity of Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund. The job-seeker is obliged at least once in 30 days address the regional structural entity of Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund for receiving the job mediation service.

For registration as unemployed or job-seeker one should personally address the regional structural entity of Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and submit an application. An individual job-seeking plan shall be prepared for an unemployed person, on the basis of which the labour market services shall be rendered and job shall be offered.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund service is a service, which is rendered to the unemployed and job-seeker for finding work and promotion of professional development, as well as to the employer for acquiring the suitable labour force. The labour market service may be rendered in addition to Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and its regional structural entities also by the private company, which has been registered in the Ministry of Social Affairs as the provider of labour market service.

The provider of labour market service cannot demand payment for the job mediation service from the person addressing it with the wish of finding employment. The payment for the job mediation service may be demanded exclusively from the employer or other private-law legal person or natural person entrepreneur.

Last amended: 29-02-2016 00:00 | Compiled by: Unemployment Insurance Fund