Pakila Work Center

Pakila Work Centre is a work rehabilitation unit operating under City of Helsinki's Department of Social Services and Health Care. The centre offers a wide range of productive work in addition to rehabilitative employment services. Pakila Work Centre is specialized in manufacturing, refurbishing, renovating, restoring and recycling of furniture. Production is divided into woodwork, metalwork, paint shop and upholstery departments. In addition, Pakila Work Centre has logistical services to transport furniture to customers, to sell new/refurbished/recycled furniture and new/recycled products. The food services in Pakila Work Centre serve lunch and coffee for the workers during workdays. Food services also take care of the clean-up of the buildings.

Pakila Work Centre is a daily workplace for about a hundred people. The employees are people employed in accordance with the Social Welfare Act, rehabilitated people, professionals, trainees and people with work try-out. All work is directed and supervised by qualified supervisors. The products prepared and refurbished in Pakila Work Centre are of high quality and hand-made as far as possible. All operations follow humanitarian, ecological and sustainable development principles.