EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Kirkkonummi, Oulu


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 800

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-09-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2011
Planned Job Creation: 110

Additional Information

Ericsson, Swedish maker of mobile phone network equipment, is expanding its Finnish operations by up to 110 employees.

Ericsson has announced that it is opening a research and development unit in the northern city of Oulu. The unit is to start operating in autumn of 2011. In the first phase, it would employ about 200 persons, 50 by Ericsson and 150 by its partners. The unit may later expand to several hundred workers.

Ericsson is also planning to hire additional 40-60 workers to its main Finnish unit in the southern town of Kirkkonummi.