Labour shortage spreading to new sectors in Finland

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy’s biannual occupational barometer found that the shortage of suitable job applicants is a challenge especially in the social and health care sector, but increasingly also in the construction industry. The ministry highlights that the number of occupations affected by skills shortages has doubled since the previous year, from 12 to 24, roughly half of which are currently in the social and health care sector. The number of occupations affected by a labour surplus, on the other hand, has decreased from the previous year. The occupational barometer found that there was a surplus of applicants for 43 occupations, representing a decline of 27 from 2015. (Helsinki Times)



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