The employment situation is improving, but the disparity in Finland continues

“The number of people in employment exceeded its pre-pandemic peak in October,” tweeted Timo Hirvonen, Chief Economist of Handelsbanken.

STT on Tuesday highlighted that employment growth has been boosted by an increase in the number of part-time and fixed-term workers, compared with 57,000 in October, compared with the same period last year. The number of people in full-time work decreased differently from the previous year.

Elina PylkkänenThe Undersecretary of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy stated that the labor market is in an unprecedented situation with a mismatch between the needs of the employer and the skills of the employees.

“More job vacancies are being registered with the employment office than ever before, but at the same time, there are far more job seekers than in the years before the coronavirus epidemic,” he wrote. column to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. “The most surprising thing about the job market situation is that job seekers are from the same industry as job vacancies.”

“This if something is the labor market mismatch most concretely.”

He said more survey and research data is needed to solve the problem. However, TE offices do not have the resources to investigate tens of thousands of unemployed and employed jobseekers who could fill vacancies.

“This means that there is an urgent need for digital solutions,” Pylkkänen writes. “Digital platforms and artificial intelligence could take care of match proposals cost-effectively for us.”

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page


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