Salesforce.com creates 100 new jobs in Dublin

11 Oct 2010

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Enterprise cloud computing player Salesforce.com is to expand its Dublin workforce to 400, with the addition of 100 new jobs. The move will strengthen Ireland’s position as a cloud computing centre.

“Salesforce.com has been investing in Ireland since 2001 and now has almost 300 employees across sales, renewals and customer success,” said Dr Steve Garnett, chairman EMEA, Salesforce.com.

“We are now actively recruiting across all functions in Dublin and plan to fill at least 100 positions,” said.

He said the company is actively recruiting to meet the demands of new business and continued growth and expansion in Ireland.

The new jobs will be based at the company’s European corporate sales headquarters in Sandyford, Co Dublin.

The new jobs to be filled include corporate sales account executives, business development specialists, marketing, as well as roles in technical IT and support, and will cover all major European languages.

“These jobs are being created in response to major growth and demand for our cloud computing services across EMEA,” Garnett continued.

“The next phase in the cloud computing model is being driven from the changes that are driving the consumer web. The impact of social networking and collaboration, new mobile devices like the iPad, and the drive for real-time information are changing business expectations, the same way they have changed consumer ones.

“Ireland has played a key role in the success of Salesforce.com. We have been delighted with the calibre, flexibility and commitment of our Irish employees and we believe that Ireland continues to be a highly attractive location for high-tech industries.”

The company is holding a recruitment day on Wednesday, 13 October, at the Salesforce.com offices in Sandyford Business Park at 5pm. Details about the event are available online or check out the open positions on salesforce.com/eu/careers.

Having grown substantially over the last 10 years, the Dublin office is the European hub for Salesforce.com’s multilingual corporate sales operation.

Salesforce.com was recognised for the second year running as one of Fortune’s 100 best places to work and named the world’s fourth fastest-growing company by Fortune.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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