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Fragomen to hire 20 in Dublin to streamline tech staff immigration

19 Oct 2017

Fragomen aims to speed up the immigration process for tech staff to Ireland with the opening of a new office in Dublin.

The Irish tech sector is struggling to keep up with demand for roles and, quite often, we are seeing these companies seek international staff to fill the gaps.

Now, a firm called Fragomen has announced that it is to open a new office in Dublin to help these companies streamline the immigration process.

This will see 20 immigration specialists hired over the course of the next six months, who will assist FDI companies either relocating existing staff from abroad or sourcing new staff, in circumstances where immigration requirements apply.

Led by Bill Foster, the Dublin office will also be joined by a team of Irish immigration specialists and supported by Pauline Mathewson, Fragomen’s EMEA managing partner. It will manage immigration queries, applications and compliance from an Irish perspective, as the company’s global client base is located outside Ireland.

Commenting on the move, Foster said: “The new office opening is driven by the need to service our clients’ rapid growth in Ireland.

“We can best serve their needs from an office on the ground in Dublin. We have seen a significant increase in client confidence across Ireland and anticipate this will continue as the deadline for Britain leaving the EU draws closer.”

Headquartered in New York, Fragomen has more than 3,400 staff in more than 40 offices, and provides services to many of the world’s largest corporations to facilitate the transfer of employees into more than 170 countries.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said the move was a major bonus to Ireland in the wake of Brexit.

“Fragomen has been servicing its multinational clients in Irish markets from London for several years,” he said.

“The decision to set up this base in Dublin will allow the company to continue to provide this service in a post-Brexit world.”

Dublin Airport Terminal 2. Image: abd/Shutterstock

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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