Congrats to Flasher T...
Oh, cool. Hadn't noticed that happening.
But yeah, it's pretty much correct. Elcoteq is actually not the best example because it tends to import people from the depressed mostly Russian northeast for lower wages, but it's one of our few left industrial enterprises.
And ++ for the labour shortage. IT professionals especially. Employee's market there.
September 10th, 2006 2:03pm
Okay that's it. I'm moving to Estonia.
No, seriously. Flasher, are there any international recruiting firms that you can recommend?
September 10th, 2006 2:43pm
"Flasher, are there any international recruiting firms that you can recommend?"
Not particularly, no. :) You can check out the ads at cv.ee, but otherwise at this point you can get off the plane in Tallinn airport holding a sign that says "PHP developer looking for employment" and have a contract before you get to town centre.
September 10th, 2006 4:16pm
What's this last word mean?
C# .NET TARKVARAARENDAJA
"Estonia finally won their freedom following the 1987-1991 Singing Revolution, in which Estonians gathered night after night, singing national songs and hymns banned by the Soviets and listening to rock music. When the Soviets attempted to quell the revolution, the Estonians used their bodies to shield radio and TV stations from being attacked by tanks. The revolution ended without any bloodshed"
Yes, congratuations. This is a wonderful story. If people tried this in the US, they would be shot with rubber bullets and tasers, arrested, and thrown in jail.
Tarkvaraarendaja - software developer. German influence, words run together (tarkvara, literally "smart assets", meaning software, and arendaja meaning developer).
September 11th, 2006 3:43am