Dun & Bradstreet brings 100 new technology jobs to Dublin

9 Feb 2010

Business information leader Dun & Bradstreet has invested in a new operation in Dublin that will generate up to 100 new jobs over the next 18 months.

Dun & Bradstreet is a world-leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to “decide with confidence for 167 years”.

Its commercial database contains more than 140 million business records in more than 200 countries and its information sets allow firms to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability.

“This highly sophisticated operation is in line with the Government’s continuing efforts to position Ireland as the leading European location-of-choice for innovation-led and knowledge-based global investments,” said Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD.

“D&B is a highly reputable company and its decision to locate in Dublin is a clear endorsement of Ireland’s global reputation in the international business services sector.”

Dun & Bradstreet’s Dublin operation

D&B’s Dublin-based operation will serve customers through a range of technology and operations functions.

The centre will be responsible for the collection and processing of data on subject companies. D&B will in-source operations roles from existing off-shore arrangements. Many of these roles will be filled in Dublin.

“D&B is the world leader in quality business information services and its reputation within the business community is second to none,” Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said.

“Its decision to choose Ireland for this strategically important and knowledge-driven activity is very significant for Dublin and the country as a whole. It is a tremendous addition to our global business services base,” O’Leary said.

D&B will commence initial recruitment over the coming months, and has appointed Premier Group as its Dublin recruitment partner. The company has secured office space at  Sandyford, which will allow the flexibility for further expansion as additional business opportunities are identified.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan TD

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years