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Youth Pessimistic About the Summer Job Market

Only one out of ten young people believe that they can get a summer job in their own professional field, according to a new survey. The research indicates that the vast majority of young people find the search for summer jobs stressful.

Kesätyöntekijä ajaa ruohoa hautausmaalla.
Image: Marjukka Talvitie

Only 11 percent believe that they will definitely get a place that will correspond with their studies.

Medical and construction students are the most confident of landing a relevant summer job.

The research was conducted by the Vastuullinen kesäduuni (Responsible summer job) 2011 campaign, which questioned 650 degree students aged 16-25.

The joint campaign by the Finnish Children and Youth Foundation and Alma Media challenges employers to hire more young people for better summer jobs.

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