Jobs and enterprise

Many Finnish exchange-listed companies are based in Espoo. The campus and research area of Otaniemi is the largest hub of high technology in the Nordic countries. Together with Tapiola and Keilaniemi, Otaniemi forms an area in which science, art and the economy nourish each other. Espoo has as many jobs as working people.

The City of Espoo itself provides employment to almost 14 000 people. Espoo is a plural and multicultural city. Good customer services are provided by personnel who are familiar with the needs of customers from Espoo. The City of Espoo wants its employees to feel well, develop their personal know-how and professional skills as well as experience joy through their work.

The Summer of Startups is well underway and the sun is shining on Kristian Ahlers, Taru Vainikainen and Alec Hellström. The trio make up one of the 13 teams chosen to sweat it out at Startup Sauna’s nine-week Summer of Startups programme in Espoo, where they will be mentored by some of Finland’s most experienced serial entrepreneurs, investors and trainers.
Espoo’s shopping centres, currently undergoing a programme of expansion, will be offering a significant number of new jobs in the next few years. Shops and services at Iso Omena and Lippulaiva are expected to offer employment to approximately a thousand people, following the completion of the expansion and once all units are fully occupied.


  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two new loan agreements with counterparts in Finland today, supporting urban transport and education in the cities of Helsinki and Espoo.
  • Espoo was the first city which joined the Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development in Finland. Different units, companies and networks of the city have taken part in the programme through their own practical activities. The Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development rewarded Espoo's commitment as the most impactful of the year.
Published 2012-01-17 13:12 , updated 2012-01-18 12:21