Spring membership survey dived into different forms of working and the pull factors of different sectors
As usual, our March Jäsenpulssi membership survey investigated our members’ views on current work and unemployment issues. In addition to the standard questions, we also wanted to find out what our members thought about the effects of the war in Ukraine on their work. We also asked how satisfied our members were with their work arrangements.
Member story: Hands in the dirt and Zoom lectures at the holiday home
Susanna Arponen answers the phone from her workplace surrounded by garden plants. Spring season has begun at the Helsinki garden centre.
Changes to jobseekers’ obligations on 2 May
On 2 May 2022, TE Offices and municipalities participating in the experiment will introduce a new labour market service model. In the new model, jobseekers are given more autonomy and individual support at an earlier stage of the job search. Sanctions related to unemployment security will also be relaxed and staggered.
Tourism and manufacturing sector workers particularly worried about the economic impact of the Ukraine war
An extensive survey has shown that 43% of respondents are concerned how the war in Ukraine and economic sanctions impact their job situation. Workers in the tourism, hotel and restaurant industries and manufacturing, communication and retail sectors were the most concerned.
Unemployment down by nearly one third from this time last year
Unemployment is rising slightly, but this can be attributed to normal seasonal fluctuation. The impact of the war in Ukraine is not yet visible in unemployment figures.
Do you want to take time off?
Early in the year many of you have asked us about job alternation leave. The same also applies to our website traffic. During the first weeks of the year, information on job alternation leave was searched twice as much compared to a similar period at the end of last year.