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Iiris Niinikoski and Piritta Jokelainen named Special Advisers to Minister of Employment

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 16.8.2021 10.14
Press release
Special Advisers Iiris Niinikoski (on left) and Piritta Jokelainen.
Iiris Niinikoski and Piritta Jokelainen.

Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen appoints Iiris Niinikoski and Piritta Jokelainen as Special Advisers

Niinikoski will be responsible for communications and media relations, while Jokelainen will be in charge of matters related to employment legislation, work-based immigration and integration and quality of working life.  

Niinikoski has previously worked in communications and public relations at National Union of University Students, OP Group and communications firm Tekir. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Science.

Meanwhile, Jokelainen has worked as senior specialist focusing on skills, employment and equality at Social Science Professionals since 2015. She has a Master’s degree in Social Sciences.

Mikko Heinikoski will also continue as Haatainen’s Special Adviser. He focuses on matters related to employment, employment services and the financial administration of companies. The State Secretary to Minister Haatainen is Ville Kopra.

Niinikoski started in the position on 2 August and Jokelainen will begin on 16 August.

Mikko Heinikoski, Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 047 175
Iiris Niinikoski, Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 047 372
Piritta Jokelainen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 047 353
Ville Kopra, State Secretary, tel. +358 295 047 184

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