The Finnish Romani community is better educated than before and willing to join the workforce, but they can’t find employment that correlates with their education. The problem is systemic and ingrained racist prejudices held by the majority of Finns. The names and appearance of Romani people disqualifies them in the preselection phase, even if their education and experience are at the same level as other applicants.
To help Finland’s Romani people find employment, Romako opened an employer pool, from which people can check whether the company their applying for is willing to hire people of Romani descent. Our goal was to start a national discussion about the topic and to get as many companies to join the pool as possible.