Almost 600 jobs announced around Ireland this week
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Almost 600 jobs announced around Ireland this week

17 Nov 2017

This week, we saw a bevy of jobs announcements, looked at changes in the engineering sector and wondered how to make meetings less terrible.

When compiling this week’s Careers round-up, we encountered a small issue: there were too many jobs announcements in recent days and not enough available slots on our list. It’s a rare instance of an editorial platform that I feel fortunate to have.

There were close to 600 jobs announced this week across Ireland.

IBM announced that 150 positions have been created at its newly launched Digital Delivery Centre in Damastown, Co Dublin. Kaseya also will hire 130 for its IFSC office following an investment of €19m from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund.

Global payments company YapStone is bringing some seriously good fortune to Drogheda. The organisation plans to open its international headquarters in the Louth town, creating 200 jobs in the process.

Canadian news app firm PressReader revealed plans to grow its Dublin workforce by 65 this week. Bringing us up to our magic number of 595, global digital company Zevas announced 50 new positions in Cork.

We also were afforded the opportunity to sit down with PTC’s Paul Haimes. He shared some fascinating insights on how engineering as a career path has experienced a serious PR boost.

Finally, we got some top tips from Slack about how to make meetings a little less dread-inducing.

For more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. IBM announces 150 jobs at new Digital Delivery Centre in Dublin

Recruitment for a number of exciting new roles on offer at IBM’s Irish base will begin immediately.

2. ‘PTC has a well-structured, well-defined career model’ 

Paul Haimes from PTC discusses career progression and the recent changes to engineering as an industry.

3. Meetings are often terrible, but they don’t have to be 

Do meetings in your organisation merely waste time and bore employees to tears? Matthew Haughey is here to help, with some advice from GV’s Ken Norton.

4. Kaseya announces 130 new positions following ISIF investment 

IT management software firm Kaseya is to grow its workforce to a total of 160, following a €19m investment from ISIF.

5. 200 tech jobs for Drogheda as YapStone announces expansion plans 

Leading global payments company YapStone will base its international headquarters in Drogheda, Co Louth.

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Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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