Accepted Paper:

Educated female immigrants seeking information about jobs in Finland  
Saraleena Aarnitaival (University of Tampere)

Paper short abstract:

The study focuses on the ways educated female immigrants seek information about jobs and about working life in Finland. It is an Information Studies doctoral thesis. The purpose of the study is to investigate the ways in which the supply of working life information meet the needs of immigrants.

Paper long abstract:

The topic of my doctoral thesis is the everyday information needs and seeking of female immigrants who have acquired an occupational or academic education in their home country. The topic is narrowed down to the context of employment.

I explore what kind of information do these women need to enter the Finnish job market and how and where they search for this information? I also investigate how the supply of work life information meet the needs of immigrants. The empirical part of the study consists of twenty interviews.

Panel W094
Migration and cultural change in Europe