Finland’s Oikotie adds gigs to its jobs category
08 May 2017
In Finland, Oikotie.fi, Sanoma’s horizontal platform for apartments, vehicles, and jobs, launched Oikotie Keikkatyöt (translated as “Oikotie Gigs”) as a separate section of Oikotie Työpaikat (Oikotie Jobs).
The new service is offered in cooperation with SuoraTyö, a Finnish site offering support services to contract, part-time and freelance workers. Oikotie Gigs targets groups, including municipalities, households, housing companies, sports clubs, and tourism companies.
For employers, Oikotie Gigs not only provides access to people interested in short-term employment but also handles all statutory obligations related to payrolls, such as administering taxes, insurance, and social security.
In January last year, gigs done through the SuoraTyö site added up to 28,000 working hours.
In February this year, the number was already 228,000 hours, said Sanoma in the news statement announcing the move. Oikotie Jobs is one of the most popular job sites in Finland. It competes mainly with Alma Media’s job site Monster.fi. Another important site is job search engine Duunitori.fi.
In April this year, Oikotie.fi (all categories) received 2.4 million visits, while Monster.fi counted 288,500 visits, and Duunitori.fi had 1.2 million visits (desktop and mobile websites) in the same month, as measured by SimilarWeb.com.