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Mon, 02 Sep, 2013 12:12:04 AM
FTimes Report, September 2
 
File picture: Jobseeker waiting to get appointment in employment office. Photo - Lehtikuva
The number of open job vacancy reached 32,500 at the end of second quarter of this year, said a press release of the Statistics Finland.
 
The reference period of the data for the second quarter was 1 June.
 
A total of 22,300 vacancies, which is 69 per cent of the total vacancies have been created in private enterprises.
 
Most open job vacancies were available in categories of public administration, education, human health and social work activities (8,900), trade, transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities (6,100), and professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities (5,800).
 
Examined by region, most open job vacancies were available in establishments located in the major region of Helsinki-Uusimaa (11,800).
 
Of the open job vacancies in the second quarter of 2013, nearly 20 per cent were part-time and 36 per cent fixed-term.
 
Based on employers' own estimates, 48 per cent of the job vacancies were hard-to-fill.
 
The hard-to-fill nature of open job vacancies was emphasised in administrative and support service activities and in human health and social work activities, where establishments sought employees particularly for cleaning and nursing jobs.
 
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