Salesforce.com to add 100 new jobs in Dublin

28 Jun 2012

Clouding computing giant Salesforce.com is to generate more than 100 new jobs in Dublin. The company, which already employs around 400 people in Ireland, is looking to hire qualified sales, marketing, IT and customer support professionals.

The announcement was made this morning in Dublin by Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, and Salesforce.com’s EMEA chairman, Dr Steve Garnett.

"Salesforce.com is driving a massive transformation in the technology industry, showing companies the power of social and mobile cloud computing. Ireland has played a key role in our success and we are delighted to be able to expand our reach in the region through the creation of an additional 100 jobs,” Garnett said.

“We are actively looking for talented individuals to join us as we help more companies transform into social enterprises,” he added.

Cloud visionary

Recently named 27th on Fortune’s 100 best places to work list and recognised by Forbes as the most world’s most innovative company, Salesforce.com is one of the global technology industry’s fastest-growing companies and is seen as a pioneer and visionary leader.

“Today’s very welcome announcement that Salesforce.com, a dynamic company operating at the cutting edge of social, mobile and cloud computing, is creating 100 additional jobs in Dublin shows what is possible in these sectors,” Bruton said.

“I am determined to ensure that we continue to take advantage of our ICT strengths to attract more investments and create the jobs we need,” he added.

IDA Ireland has worked with Salesforce.com on its developments in Ireland since it first established operations in Dublin in 2000.

“Salesforce.com is very much a pioneer of cloud computing and its growth over recent years has been very impressive. Ireland has been a key location for the company in its global expansion and it is great to see this further enhanced in this latest expansion,’’ said Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland.

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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