Another sector afflicted with a shortage of job seekers is the social and health care sector with specialist medical practitioners, generalist medical practitioners and social work and counselling professionals as the most in-demand job seekers. The social and health care sector, however, is no longer as dominantly represented in the list of the 15 most sought-after occupations as it used to.
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy highlights in a press release that the list of occupations with the greatest demand for job seekers has diversified with the addition of electrical engineers and mechanical engineering technicians.
The occupation barometer also indicates that the number of occupations with a surplus of job seekers has decreased by almost 33 per cent, from 44 in 2017 to 30 in 2018.
The competition for open secretary positions continues to be fierce in almost all parts of the country, according to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The list of the 15 occupations with the greatest surplus of job seekers has undergone some changes following the addition of teachers’ assistants, woodworking machine setters and operators, and bank tellers and related clerks to the list.
The occupational barometer comprises approximately 200 occupations and is based on assessments conducted at Employment and Economic Development Offices (TE Offices) between February and March, 2018.
The full results of the barometer can be found here.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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