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Dublin: 17.09.2014 06.38PM
Having successfully delivered on a promise to create 150 jobs in Dublin two years ahead of schedule, Arvato has today announced further commitment to Ireland as it opens its new premises in north Dublin and plans for further expansion, creating 100 jobs.
Of 100 positions created across the Arvato network, more than 60 are currently available and 40 were recently filled. The roles available are in IT, consulting, finance and accounting, project management and customer service and will be recruited over the next 12 months, starting with Career Zoo tomorrow in the Convention Centre Dublin.
Arvato’s new premises in East Point Business Park will be officially opened today by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD. Refurbishing the 6,000 sq-metre building – now dubbed ‘The Arvato Building’ – represents a significant investment for the company. The new building features state-of-the-art office and meeting facilities for 350 employees, and there is sufficient space for future expansion.
“Only one year ago we celebrated Arvato Finance’s 15th anniversary in Ireland and its plans to create 150 new jobs by 2014. I am delighted that Arvato has already delivered on its promise and is further expanding its employee numbers and physical presence here,” said Kenny. “The Government has been working hard to improve Ireland's attractiveness as a business location and it’s great to see international companies expand and thrive in Ireland, boosting jobs and bringing our business services sector forward.”
Financial services forms a key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth, with a target of 10,000 additional jobs by 2016.
“With more than 1,350 employees in Ireland, Arvato is an important strategic client for IDA Ireland and their decision to expand further demonstrates the long-term commitment of this German company to their Irish operations,” said Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland.
“The Irish company has won a number of strategic business lines over recent years and this expansion and new office space is an endorsement of the significance of the business processing sector in Ireland.”