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June Pelo
01-06-13, 19:37
Hotel Finn, in the heart of Helsinki, is looking for a "professional sleeper" to test the comfort of its 35 rooms and to blog about it. They are looking for a dynamic person to write a quality blog about their experience living in the best spot of Helsinki. Being able to doze off is not the only job requirement. Applicants must be fluent in Finnish and English, and a knowledge of Russian is an advantage. Applications were accepted until the end of April, and over 600 people have applied.

Finnish men and women are finding love elsewhere. More and more foreign spouses are being registered, according to the Institute of Migration. Thai women top the list of immigrant wives, with more than 500 admitted to the country in 2011, followed by Russians. Finnish women seem to favor Turkish men, with Swedes and Brits also popular.

Finland's oldest glass factory, the Nuutajärvi plant in Urjala will be shut down. Its owner, Fiskars, plans to concentrate all glass production at its nearby Iittala gass facility. The Nuutajärvi plant began operations in 1793. Fiskars says the consolidation is necessary to secure its glass manufacturing operations in Finland; it acquired Iittala and Nuutajärvi in 2007.

FAR, May 2013