Thirteen companies in the Joensuu region are seeking new experts together at the Go plastic! career and recruitment event. The companies are Piippo Oyj, Phillips Medisize Oy, Valukumpu Oy, Suomen Biathlon Oy, Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy, Exel Composites Oyj, Muottituote Group Oy, Premetec Production Oy, Bolt.Works Oy, Go-On Joensuu, Eezy Oyj, RTK-Henkilöstöpalvelu/RTK HR Services Oy and HR-Mentor Oy.

The Go plastic! career and recruitment event will take place in Joensuu Science Park on Thursday 14 October from 13:00 to 16:00. The event is organised by Business Joensuu Oy, Riveria vocational educa-tion and training, and Karelia University of Applied Sciences. You can also follow the event remotely at https://www.riveria.fi/live/.

The event highlights jobs available in the plastics sector, and employment and training opportunities. The plastics industry offers a variety of positions for experts with diverse backgrounds. All students, jobseekers, career changers and those interested in opportunities in the plastics sector are welcome to the event.

There are over 30 solid plastic companies operating in the Joensuu region, and they employ approxi-mately 1,500 people. In recent years, hundreds of new jobs have been created in the plastic sector. There is a great shortage of plastics experts, even though employment prospects in the sector are good.

According to a study published by the Technology Industries of Finland in September, 130,000 new experts will be needed for the sector in the next ten years. According to the report, this is not only caused by the need for new employees, but also by the large number of retirements. The need for new experts is also visible in the Joensuu region.

Further information:

Antti Mononen, antti.mononen@businessjoensuu.fi, tel. +358 400 490 420
Piia Sallinen, piia.sallinen@businessjoensuu.fi, tel. +358 50 470 8755