The Japanese telecommunications group NTT Data is present in Italy in Milan, Rome, Turin, Genoa, Pisa, Treviso, and Naples, moreover, in Cosenza it has one of its three for research and development centers – the others being in Palo Alto and Tokyo -, and it is there that it continues to invest in scientific research, enhancement of human capital and recruitment.
From 2014 to 2017, NTT Data has hired more than a thousand professionals and the thousandth, a Cybersecurity specialist, is a woman. In fact, 30% of the new workforce employed for high-tech jobs is constituted by women. Walter Ruffinoni, CEO of NTT Data Italy, commented: “We continue to invest in the appreciation of women’s talents in the company, with the goal of increasing the share of women working in the field of technological innovation.”
The universities of the south of Italy are also proving to their value, so much that, in the past three years, 45% of new employees graduated from them – mostly from University of Calabria and Federico II University in Naples -, while 33% graduated from universities in the Center of Italy, and 18% in the North. For 2018, the Japanese company has planned to hire 350 new employees, between Milan and Rome, and further 80 in Naples and Cosenza, with the goal of reaching 500 actual employees in these two sites in the next few years.
According to Ruffinoni, this confirms the willingness of shareholders to “invest in Italy, a country of great value in terms of creativity, quality of work and people’s commitment.”