WorkPower Group was established in Tampere and we began our operations with leasing construction employees. The basic idea was to service our clients and employees so well that there’s still work tomorrow. It’s people who make the result.
The idea bore fruit and accelerated further. The industrial sector joined the construction industry, along with the healthcare sector. We opened offices in Helsinki, Pori, Jyväskylä, Turku, Oulu, Lappeenranta, Kuopio and Seinäjoki. We also expanded our operations abroad. In 2004 we established the Tallinn office and 2006 was the year we opened the Polish office. In the beginning of 2008 we launched name MediPower. Our first language trainings for Polish and Estonian nurses took place in Lappeenranta. By the end of 2008, several thousand professionals from Finland, Estonia and Poland had found work through us.
The economic recession hit us with its severity in the industrial sector and in construction industry, but need for health care professionals kept on increasing. We started language trainings in Estonia, in Tallinn and in Tartu, in order to meet the demand of health care professionals outside of major cities.
The new period of growth began with the snowy winter of 2010. Our customerships in private and public sector deepened into partnerships. We started arrange language training for radiology, laboratory and practical nurses. 20th training took place in 2013! Competition in the sector was harder than ever. We relied on our core values and it paid off.
As the need for flexibility in working life increased, we centralized our staff outsourcing solutions into its own unit. The year 2014 was a period of growth, the number of clients we served grew 32 percent over the previous year. WorkPower Group’s original managing director Teemu Niemenmaa became the chairman of the board and Anja Pajala from inside the company was selected as the new managing director.
People play the key role, today and in the future.