Future in the making

We are future-oriented trailblazers, experts and problem-solvers. We create the working life of the future by developing the solutions that help people and businesses grow.

We are the leading private employment agency in Finland. In addition to Finland, we operate in in 10 foreign countries. We solve the challenge of finding the right employee fit with new and creative methods. For our clients, we offer visionary and boldly future-oriented partnerships. For our employees, we offer exciting opportunities at all stages of their careers.


The nature of work is changing. Digitalization, artificial intelligence and robotics make each day different than the last. At any point, someone may launch an earth-shattering innovation. As new types of work and new fields are emerging, others are fading into history. Attitude and ability determine who can keep up with the competition. Our attitude is rooted in our Nordic background.  Baronans exemplify the hard work, guts and resilience associated with the Nordic peoples.  We take on challenges without fear of hard work and we approach them creatively, taking advantage of the latest technology.


Barona was established in Helsinki, Finland in 1999. The story begins from an idea two students from Oulu, Finland had that summer at a construction site. In those days the construction industry was booming and there was a large-scale shortage of qualified workers. This gave Markus Oksa and Mikko Leppänen the idea to use their extensive network of skilled workers to help businesses looking for qualified employees. Thus, Barona was born. The first employee of the new company was personally escorted by bus to their work site by Markus Oksa. During those initial years, the company set up offices in student housing and in a garage. The company´s first significant investment was a fax machine, back then the height of telecommunications technology.

We have come far since those early days. Today we service our clients in ten different business sectors and our services cover a wide range of different personnel needs from recruitment to far-reaching outsourcing solutions. Our in-house digitalization unit has pioneered several solutions that ease the processes of applying for and performing work, benefiting both people and businesses.

When we think about how the next chapter of our journey will be written, we see growing opportunities and increasingly international solutions. We are proud of our Finnish roots and will continue to draw from them, while taking our solutions to a wider market.