1,000 ICT professionals available in Tampere, Finland, for any industry

Microsoft and Nokia created opportunity for companies in need of ICT professionals.

Recent news about the Nokia and Microsoft layoffs are good news for those in need of experienced and international ICT professionals. The City of Tampere, Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea and Invest in Finland (Finpro) address this unique opportunity with #Tampere4ICT campaign to attract foreign investments.

Microsoft Mobile and Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) will release highly experienced technology professionals in the Tampere Region, Finland. There will soon be around 1,000 ICT professionals available, with experience of 10-20 years and with ability to build new, innovative solutions for any industry. Especially companies looking to set up product development, and willing to move fast, there is now a unique opportunity to acquire fully functioning product creation teams to develop advanced connected products.

A whole ecosystem has been built around the world class know-how in the ICT field in Tampere. These professionals are the key to the success of our region”, says the Mayor of Tampere Anna-Kaisa Ikonen.

Among these, soon to be available, professionals are software developers, software test engineers, test automation engineers, system solution architects, UX specialists, security specialists, product designers, product developers, product managers, certification and regulatory approvals, process owners, supply chain managers, agile leaders, localization and customization experts and product life cycle managers, to mention a few.

Related support functions could be leveraged in several different industries, for example in consumer electronics, smart traffic and automotive industry, health and wellness technology, wearable electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), maritime ICT as well as in the digitalization of more traditional sectors such as mechanical or process industry.

Microsoft Corp is cutting 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland where they will close down the research and development site in Tampere. Microsoft entered the phone business in 2014 by buying Finnish firm Nokia's handset unit. Earlier Nokia officially confirmed laying off 1,032 employees in its home market of Finland. The layoffs will be carried out across all business departments, support functions, and locations, excluding technologies. The layoffs are part of Nokia’s merged with Alcatel-Lucent and re-organizing the overlapping business segments.

The City of Tampere, the Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea and Invest in Finland (Finpro) are starting a #Tampere4ICT campaign to make sure the news about the free professionals reaches companies worldwide. Detailed information about the free professionals and teams are gathered and the Tredea and Invest in Finland help companies to connect with the professionals. The service is free-of-charge and confidential.

More information:

  • Oula Välipakka, Senior Manager, Business Development and Invest in
    Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea 
    oula.valipakka@tredea.fi, +358 40 552 2000
  • Oliver Hussey, Senior Manager, Business Development and Invest in
    Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea 
    oliver.hussey@tredea.fi, +358 40 679 4142
  • Katja Koponen, Project Manager 
    Invest in Finland, Finpro 
    katja.koponen@finpro.fi, +358 50 343 9078

Check out the talent profiles and who to contact: investtampere.fi/tampere4ICT

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