Nokia will open a Competence Center in Portugal

  • ECO News
  • 17 February 2021

Nokia will create a new Competence Center in Portugal that will result from an investment of 90 million euros. It plans to hire 300 people by the end of 2022.

Nokia will invest, starting this quarter, 90 million euros in a new Center in Portugal, located specifically in Amadora. The company aims to create about 300 jobs in the country by the end of 2022, announced the Secretary of State for Digital Transition, André de Aragão Azevedo.

In a statement, the general director of Nokia Portugal, Sérgio Catalão, explains that this is a “Global Competence Center” that “significantly strengthens the brand’s presence in Portugal, where it already has 2,000 employees. The Center will focus on “advanced business support services.”

The government signed the memorandum of understanding with the telecommunications company this Wednesday, in a “ceremony” that took place virtually.

According to André de Aragão Azevedo, the 90 million investment in Portugal covers investments in infrastructure and the hiring of hundreds of professionals. The governor highlighted that the memorandum of understanding signed with the company makes Nokia a “key partner in the development and alignment of digital skills in close collaboration with higher education.”

On the same occasion, the Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition highlighted that this is a “European company” that “took the decision to invest in our country”. “It is a good demonstration of the conditions that we have created in Portugal to attract this type of investment,” said Pedro Siza Vieira.