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Kesko Oyj: Experience to 5,000 young people at K-jobs in summer


K-retailers and Kesko will have a total of around 5,000 summer employees next
summer. The number is approximately the same as in previous years. The
K-Group is one of the largest summer employers in Finland.

In the K-Group, most of the summer jobs for young people and students are
available at K-food stores. Summer is high season for building and home
improvement stores, too, which hire seasonal workers to their yard and garden
departments. Summer jobs available at Kesko are at the warehouses, for

"The number of summer employees is divided in such a way that K-retailers
employ nearly 4,000, while Kesko Group with its subsidiaries hire more than
1,000 summer employees," says Kesko Corporation's Recruitment SpecialistAnu

Good induction makes work a pleasure

For many young people, a summer job is their first experience of the working
life -something they will remember long. The K-Group takes responsibility by
providing young people with a brisk start in their jobs.

The K-Group has collected feedback on the work and particularly on the
induction from young employees. On the basis of this feedback, special
material has been prepared to support retailers and supervisors in this
induction. In addition, there is also online training on induction available
which contains information on the K-Group's common working principles,
customer service and responsibility.

"A proper induction makes work more enjoyable and promotes a brisk approach.
It is nice to come to a K-job when you know how to act and whom to turn to
for help. Our online training material serves as a general introduction to
working life which may still be somewhat unfamiliar to young people," says

In retail stores, the K-job mainly consists of shelving products, keeping the
store neat and tidy, and serving customers. Particularly in small stores,
duties often get more varied and more responsible as the summer proceeds and
the employee's skills increase.

Most summer employees start work in June, but in retail stores the summer job
season begins in May and continues until late August.

Many ways to finding employment

Kesko and K-retailers employ young people through many channels. The Learn and
Earn summer training programme gives experience of the retailing sector to
the youngest. Many retailers accept students for short-term orientation in
working life. If the training period goes well, the result may be a permanent
job in the store. Kesko and K-retailers also participate in the Youth
Guarantee programme. Since August 2013, more than 2,500 young people in the
sphere of the Youth Guarantee have been employed by the K-Group.

"Kesko and K-stores annually employ around 10,000 young people aged under 30
in Finland," says Haapoja.

Further information
: Recruitment SpecialistAnu Haapoja, tel. +358 105337245
More information about employment for the young in Kesko and K-stores

The 40,000 exceptionally nice people of the K-Group work daily to make
shopping fun for customers in our stores in the Nordic countries, the Baltic
countries and Russia. We help our more than 1,500 stores serve their
customers in the grocery trade, the home improvement and speciality goods
trade, and the car trade. We do our work with big heart while paying
attention to society and the environment. We are already the most responsible
food retailer in the world and are constantly trying out something new. We
are doing this to provide good choices both on the shelves of the local
stores and online at


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Source: Kesko Oyj via Globenewswire


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