More than 500 jobs announced across Ireland this week
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More than 500 jobs announced across Ireland this week

1 Dec 201752 Shares

There were many exciting roles announced in Ireland this week and, with them, a number of opportunities to achieve your career ambitions.

It is always heartening to see a lot of jobs being announced across the country. Not only is it a harbinger of economic progress, but it gives people a chance either to enter into their dream industry or make an exciting career change.

The largest announcement this week came from UK pharmaceuticals company Wasdell, which announced that it will create 300 new positions over the next five years in Dundalk and construct a 70,000 sq ft greenfield facility at IDA Ireland’s site in Mullagharlin, Dundalk.

Meanwhile, American consumer credit reporting agency Equifax revealed it will hire 150 new staff at its Dublin premises, just a year after opening it.

Also hoping to expand its Dublin base, Md7 announced that it will offer 40 roles in north Dublin.

Those despairing at the Leinster-centrism can rest assured that there were opportunities available in the south of the country, too. Irish cloud computing provider Strencom will add 20 jobs in Dublin and Cork, and has committed €6m to two to three acquisitions in the coming years.

All of the excitement about applying for and possibly being offered a new job can make it easy to forget that a job offer is just the beginning. Once you’re in the door, the question of how to excel in your position and truly make your mark can be difficult, potentially even stressful. Luckily, Hays’ Dan Rodriguez has compiled this handy guide outlining some simple(ish) steps to achieving your career dreams.

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

1. UK pharmaceuticals company Wasdell announces 300 new positions in Dundalk

The Wasdell Group, a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in Swindon, UK, will hire 300 over the next five years in Dundalk, Co Louth.

2. Md7 to hire 40 in bid to expand Dublin-based European international headquarters

San Diego-based site development firm Md7 will add 40 new hires at its European hub at Mary’s Abbey in north Dublin.

3. Strencom to add 20 jobs to Dublin and Cork and announces €6m investment in acquisitions

Irish cloud computing provider Strencom announces a €6m investment and 20 additional jobs in Dublin and Cork, as well as expressing intention to acquire two or three companies in the next three years.

4. US fintech giant Equifax to create 150 new jobs in Dublin

Dublin delivers on big bet on talent for Atlanta-headquartered fintech.

5. How to achieve career success in 6 easy(ish) steps

It’s one thing to have a successful day or project, but consistent career success takes work. Luckily, Hays’ Dan Rodriguez is here to give you a step-by-step guide to get there.

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Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short is a Careers reporter at Silicon Republic who, coincidentally, was raised in Silicon Valley and has been nicknamed a ‘digital native’. Her passions include Pomeranians, witchcraft, skincare, wearing exclusively dark colours and eating. When she’s not writing about tech professionals, she’s working backstage at festivals, yelling at musicians, and amassing a collection of crumpled gig tickets to stick on her wall.

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