508 roles in one week as Irish tech jobs market returns to strength

8 Apr 2016

After what can only be described as a bit of a lull, it appears as though the jobs market is finally back to full swing, with 508 jobs announced this week alone.

While the number of roles announced this week may not compare to the dizzying heights of last year, it’s a relief to see the sector bouncing back from the more-than-three-month dry spot we’ve been experiencing.

The big announcement this week came from HubSpot, which plans to role out 320 jobs at its Dublin-based EMEA headquarters.

Also hitting the big numbers is Intercom, announcing 100 jobs for Dublin following a significant investment.

Other companies rounding out the figure are CXC Corporate Services (30), Endeco (26), Pure Storage (18) and Bizimply (14).

But, while it’s been a blessedly good week for jobs, there has been more going on here on Siliconrepublic.com.

We took a look at the US tech companies that are making pioneering moves in the fight for paid parental leave. While Ireland has legally protected maternal leave, paternal leave is another thing, and we have a lot of sympathy for those in other countries for whom either is far from guaranteed.

And, finally, CoderDojo is stepping out of the online sphere for just a tick, with plans to release its first book – a real-life, made-of-paper book – this coming summer. The book is designed to help readers learn the basics of web design.

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1. HubSpot to create 320 jobs at new offices in Dublin

Inbound selling and marketing specialist HubSpot is to create 320 new jobs at its European headquarters at One Dockland Central, which it has dubbed DubSpot. This will bring employment at the company’s Irish operations to close to 500 people.

2. Intercom creates 100 new jobs in Dublin

San Francisco-headquartered Intercom is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin after raising $50m in investment from top-tier Silicon Valley investors, including Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

3. 30 jobs coming to Dublin at CXC Global

Thirty jobs are to be created in Dublin by the workforce solutions firm CXC Corporate Services with the opening of its new EMEA hub and services centre.

4. Irish IoT SME Endeco to hire 26 staff

ESB clean tech fund NovusModus is to invest €3.3m in SME Endeco Technologies – which uses the internet of things (IoT) to reduce energy consumption for large businesses – creating 26 staff.

5. Pure Storage EMEA centre will allow it to double workforce

Storage software solutions firm Pure Storage has announced its plans to open a new EMEA support centre in Dublin, with aims of doubling its workforce of 18 by the end of 2016.

6. Bizimply to double workforce to 28 after €2m funding

After announcing a move to its new office in The Digital Hub, Irish start-up Bizimply has secured €2m in funding, which will allow it to double its workforce from 14 to 28.

7. 10 tech companies pioneering paid parental leave in the US

Getting the right staff is difficult. Hanging on to them is a whole other ball game. Tech companies in the US now view paid parental leave as a must to keep their employees happy.

8. CoderDojo’s first-ever book primed for July release

CoderDojo is bringing out a book this summer as its growing, positive influence on the coding education of youngsters around the world continues unabated.

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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