Finland -Minister warns about outsourcing -January 25, 2012

The Minister for Public Administration and Local Government, Henna Virkkunen, has told the magazine of the JHL public sector union that with one third of the municipal workforce due to retire by 2020 and with additional demands on many services, there will be plenty of job opportunities in the sector in coming years. This was also to reassure workers over the likely impact of a radial reorganisation of the local government sector, which could see the number of municipalities reduced from 336 to 100 or less. The Minister also warned of the negative impact of outsourcing. Outsourcing is not a good alternative in sectors where there is no competition, she said.



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