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Hemavan och säsongsanställda: Ökar behovet av säsongsanställda risken för inlåsning?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a need for seasonal workers in the tourism industry in Hemavan risk creating a lock-in effect for the resort. As seasonal workers do not reside permanently in the locality they are not in the local database and it is difficult to find complete statistics on them. Therefore tourism companies in Hemavan have been contacted and asked to share information regarding their use of seasonal employees and what their remaining workforce look like. The study is written from a business perspective, focussing on Hemavans needs of seasonally workers. However, there are some companies that are more dependent on seasonal labour than others. Therefore, some companies perform better without seasonal workers than other companies. All businesses in the tourism industry in Hemavan are interdependent. If a company is having problems with, for example getting enough seasonal workers during the high season, it will affect all companies within the industry in one way or another. Therefore, it is important to have cooperation between the companies to create a sustainable experience as possible for the tourists. Unemployment affects firms’ labour supply by less locals to hire as permanent employees. The average age of the resort also provides restrictions on labour. With an aging population, the shortage of workers take place at an early stage due to retirement. Hence there is a need for development.  Will Hemavan succeed in managing local development or are they "forced" to use seasonal workers because the low population density and an aging population?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Säsongsturism, Säsongsanställda, Inlåsning, Hemavan
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122017OAI: diva2:936532
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Geografi, för kandidatexamen
Educational program
Tourism Programme
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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