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Wed, 20 May, 2015 12:09:34 AM
FTimes Report, May 20
 
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There were 43,900 open job vacancies in the first quarter of 2015, while the figure was 46,000 a year ago, according to the Job Vacancy Survey of Statistics Finland.
 
In all, 33,100 or 75 per cent of the job vacancies were in private enterprises in the January to March period, while one year earlier the share was 70 per cent.
 
Open job vacancies increased in the major region of Helsinki-Uusimaa (+5,200) and decreased particularly in the major region of Western Finland (-4,500), the statistics show.
 
Examined by the industry of the establishment, the number of job vacancies rose particularly from one year ago in establishments belonging to the industry group of trade, transportation and storage, and accommodation and food service activities (+2,200) and decreased most in the industry group of professional, scientific and technical activities, and administrative and support service activities (-3,300).
 
Employers estimated that 25 per cent of the open job vacancies in the first quarter were hard-to-fill, as was the case in the corresponding period of the year before.
 
Nineteen per cent of all job vacancies were part-time, which is three percentage points lower than in the same quarter one year ago.
 
The share of fixed-term positions in open job vacancies was 55 per cent, which is also close to the level one year earlier.
 
The establishments of manufacturing and trade for instance had plenty of fixed-term vacancies for which primarily summer workers were sought.
 
Statistics Finland has been collecting data on open job vacancies quarterly since 2002. 
 
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