200 jobs available at EastPoint-based tech firms

17 Aug 2011

Some 200 jobs are currently available at technology businesses at Dublin’s EastPoint technology park at companies that include Google, Cisco, Oracle, Whirlpool, Quintiles, Citrix, Yahoo!, Chase Paymentech and Celtech.

Other companies recruiting at the North Dublin technology and business park include UPC, Ergo, Arvato and Global Tele Sales, a Lufthansa company.

Siliconrepublic.com reported yesterday how Irish GIS technology player e-Spatial is moving its operations to EastPoint, resulting in eight new jobs after creating 12 new jobs earlier this year.

In total, some 200 positions are currently available at EastPoint, where the number of people working there is approaching 5,000.

More than 500 jobs were created in EastPoint in 2010, and in March of this year, EastPoint hosted its second Jobs Fair where more than 200 were on offer.

“eSpatial’s decision is yet another vote of confidence in EastPoint as the office park of choice for top technology companies,” said Matt Gallagher of Earlsfort Developments, owner of the park.

“Since EastPoint’s establishment over 15 years ago, it has been to the fore in attracting and retaining some of the world’s leading companies seeking high quality, competitively priced and well-located office space in the capital.

“While the overall economic context remains challenging, it is, nonetheless, encouraging to see so many of the companies at EastPoint on major recruitment drives.

“It’s only a few months since we organised a Jobs Fair to help EastPoint-based companies recruit for over 200 new positions and already a further 200 other new jobs have been announced in the last week, which will bring EastPoint employment numbers to well over 5,000,” Gallagher said.

EastPoint has also been chosen as the connection point for Ireland’s newest and fastest data cable by CeltixConnect, which is due to be operational later this year.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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