Alma Media Corporation Press release February 7, 2011
Summer workers in high demand again
Record number of summer jobs available through Monster
It seems that summer workers' fight through the "Sorry, no vacancies" wall, ubiquitous during the downturn, is over for now. Compared with the same time last year and the year before, the number of summer vacancies is manifold. The online recruitment fair by the job search service Monster already offers hundreds of summer jobs in all parts of Finland.
- We can now talk about a record number of summer jobs being offered. Of the exhibitors at our online fair, Atria, for example, has several hundred summer jobs available, Helsingin Energia 150, Neste Oil 100. In addition, Arla Ingman, Altia and Vantaan Energia offer summer work for dozens of young people, Marja Pylkkänen, Managing Director, Monster, says.
The easiest way to look for a summer job is to save your CV in Monster. The fair exhibitors use Monster's CV database during the fair.
More than 60,000 visitors during the first weeks of the fair
Monster's recruitment fair, intended for young people, had more than 60,000 visitors from different browsers already during the first week (TNS Metrix). The fair is open from January 24 to February 20 at the web address monster.fi/messut. The event offers summer jobs and trainee programmes targeted at young people. The event brings together 57 employers, who present dozens of career story and company presentation videos on their virtual booths.
Online video becoming popular
Videos figure prominently in the content of Monster's recruitment fair. They are produced by GoodMood Productions.
- According to a survey by FICORA, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, the popularity of online video is constantly growing. Young people watch short video clips clearly more than older age groups, says Kristiina Åberg, Marketing Director, GoodMood.
Marja Pylkkänen, Managing Director, Monster, mobile +358 40 746 9226
Kristiina Åberg, Marketing Director, GoodMood Productions, mobile: +358 40 725 9292
Monster is the world's largest online recruitment service and the market leader in Finland. The Monster.fi website receives more than 90,000 weekly visitors from unique browsers (TNS) and publishes over 2,000 job ads every week. Through Monster, visitors can search vacancies in more than 60 countries. Monster is owned by Alma Media Corporation (75%) and Monster Inc. (25%).