An amazing 1,345 jobs have been announced in one day

11 Nov 2015

Dublin and Cork have each received major jobs announcements on the back of a trio of company expansions today (11 November), with 1,345 positions planned across both cities.

The major news came this morning when Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook was in Trinity College receiving an award, revealed a new building in its Cork campus was planned to host an additional 1,000 roles on site.

That’s on the back of 1,000 jobs already brought to Ireland by the company in the past 12 months and, when these roles are filled – planned for 2017 – Ireland will represent 25pc of the tech giant’s entire European workforce.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans to pump €850m into a new data centre in Athenry, showing the intent Apple has for Ireland as a base.

Apple seeks 1,000, Indeed 300, Swrve 45

Elsewhere, job site Indeed announced 300 positions at its Dublin office, which operates as the company’s EMEA HQ.

Recruiting for sales, client services, business development, marketing, finance and operations roles, Indeed’s plans come on the back of research that shows Dublin to be one of six leading tech hubs in Europe for tech employment.

Indeed opened its first Dublin office in March 2012 and currently has a team of more than 230 employees, meaning this recruitment drive will more than double its Irish workforce.

Last but not least, Dublin start-up Swrve has raised an impressive $30m in funding, which will help the mobile app integration company hire 45 people after acquiring data automation player

The investment follows a $6.25m investment in 2012 that saw the company announce 100 new jobs at the time.

Looking for tech jobs in Ireland? Check out our Featured Employers section for information on companies hiring right now.

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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