Massive 500-job expansion at Indeed in Dublin
Indeed staff at the company’s office in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Also in attendance were Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD; and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan. Image: Jason Clarke

Massive 500-job expansion at Indeed in Dublin

15 Feb 2017

Hiring is already underway, as part of a 500-job expansion at Indeed in Dublin.

One of the world’s largest job sites, Indeed, is to create 500 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years.

The company already employs a team of 530 people at its St Stephen’s Green offices in Dublin.

This move will bring its headcount to more than 1,000 people.

‘Deciding where to recruit and hire the right people ultimately helps us to fulfil Indeed’s mission – to help people get jobs’

Established in Austin, Texas in 2004, Indeed was acquired in 2012 by Japanese conglomerate Recruit Holdings. Indeed now has sites in more than 60 countries worldwide, in 28 languages.

Each month, more than 200m jobseekers visit Indeed over desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Indeed, 64pc of the company’s site traffic comes from mobile devices.

“Indeed’s drive and ambition has resulted in it being the world’s largest job site, and the fact that Ireland plays a very important role in its global operations is a fantastic endorsement of the business environment here,” said IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

A whole world of jobs

Massive 500-job expansion at Indeed in Dublin

From left: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, with Indeed president Chris Hyams. Image: Jason Clarke

Indeed president Chris Hyams said that the expansion is focused on helping businesses across the EMEA region to recruit the right workers.

“Deciding where to recruit and hire the right people ultimately helps us to fulfil Indeed’s mission – to help people get jobs,” Hyams said.

“Having our EMEA hub in Dublin is the natural choice, given the large pool of high-skilled talent, both locally and from the rest of Europe.

“We now have 530 employees, representing 19 nationalities in our Dublin office. We look forward to growing our presence here in Dublin and continuing to work every day to help even more people get jobs all over the world.”

The company has already started recruiting for roles in sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles.

They will come with the usual tech industry perks in Dublin such as free meals, paid time off, healthcare and fitness classes.

Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, said the expansion is an endorsement of Ireland’s strengthening economy.

“The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2017 aims to keep Ireland competitive to new investment by EMEA HQs such as Indeed. Ireland will remain a central and committed member of the EU and the Single Market, and growing dynamic companies like Indeed can rest assured we will work continually to promote the opportunities of the European Single Market,” Kenny said.

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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