Business expansion
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Kymenlaakso
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Digital Infrastructure Services
63.1 - Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals

45 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


Multinational technology company Google plans to hire between 40 and 50 employees with well-developed digital skills at its new data centre in Hamina, southern Finland. At the moment Google employs approximately 350 people in Hamina and wants to bring their number up to 400. The centre will be sixth for the company in Finland and it will start operating in 2021. 

Google established its first data centre in Hamina in 2011. The company has so far invested approximately €2 billion in the region. The establishment has also boosted demand for wind power in Finland as the complex is powered by renewable electricity from three new wind farms. 


  • 10 September 2020: YLE (yle.fi)
  • 20 September 2019: YLE (yle.fi)


Eurofound (2020), Google, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 101819, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101819.