More than 900 STEM jobs announced in Ireland during August

31 Aug 2015

There were 965 jobs announced in Ireland across the science, technology, engineering and maths sector during August, with major moves in Dublin catching the eye.

Accounting and consulting firm Deloitte announced plans to create 400 jobs in the country over the next four years, including a number of tech roles – the spread will be across Dublin, Cork and Limerick, with the capital bagging the lion’s share.

Meanwhile, Ballymaguire Foods is adding 100 positions to its current 150 labour force in Lusk, seeking out graduates in sales and marketing as well as food scientists and technicians, R&D professionals, chefs, cooks and general operatives.

Science jobs in Ireland

The science roles don’t end there, with APC Microbiome – formerly Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre – creating 50 new research jobs ahead of the launch of its new facility, a national centre of excellence for food and medicine research at University College Cork.

Of course, there is always the potential for more jobs, with the likes of Google’s new €150m data centre – which will see 400 jobs created for its construction – a future boon.

So, too, the country’s first rural digital hub in Skibbereen in Cork, with 500 jobs the hoped-for figure.

Elsewhere we’ve seen telecoms companies set up bases throughout the country, software positions emerge and animation companies expand.

The full jobs announcements from August:

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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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