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Business whisperers lend an ear to companies

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Since the end of November, business whisperers have been visiting companies in Joensuu to hear about their wishes, needs and concerns. The whisperers are Joensuu city managers and cooperation partners. They have so far paid surprise visits to 52 businesses. In addition, the whisperers have been contacted online 35 times.

The business whisperer programme has been well received. The discussions and online contacts foregrounded the varied needs of companies.

Employment coordinator Sari Riikonen of Joensuu Employment Services monitors all visits and online messages. After having reviewed the data from each business, Riikonen forwards the info on their specific needs to either an internal city department or an external cooperation partner, for example TE Office or Josek.

– If we manage to lower the threshold for business visits and speed up job-creation, for instance, this service will be a success. The business whisperers will be doing their rounds for the whole of December and, going forward, once a year, says Riikonen.

To contact a business whisperer, go to  www.joensuu.fi/yrityskuiskaajat or call  050 310 9635.

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