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Summer job market hot amid worker shortage

Those looking for summer work are in luck, reports news agency STT.

Jäätelönmyyjä pyörittelee jäätelöpalloa.
Selling ice-cream is a typical summer job. Image: Tiina Jutila / Yle
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A general labour shortage in Finland means there are more summer positions available than usual, reports the Finnish news agency STT on Sunday.

Timo Lappi, CEO of the Finnish Hospitality Association (MaRa), said that in many industries, summer workers are not only covering vacations for permanent employees, but also plugging general staff shortages. Lappi told STT its member companies are looking to fill some 18,000 jobs this summer.

Earlier this year the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) estimated that a record number of summer jobs will be on offer this year. The business association said Finnish firms were planning to offer some 140,000 summer jobs and internships, the highest number ever recorded. That same figure was 126,000 last year.

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