Microsoft to create 100 new jobs in Dublin

17 Sep 2012

Microsoft has revealed it will recruit more than 100 people for its campus in Dublin, the company said ahead of the Career Zoo recruitment fair in Dublin this Saturday.

The software giant will have more than 100 positions available – in areas ranging from development, operations, supply chain and sales.

Microsoft says it plans to host an ‘App Factory’ and the ‘Microsoft Ideas Hub’ at the upcoming event in the Convention Centre Dublin. These will be held in the ‘Tech Box’ section of the event. Attendees are invited to participate in the Apps Factory, where they will learn how to build an app in an hour.

“As an industry we have a responsibility to ensure that we communicate the possibilities of a career in IT – and of the rewards that a career in IT in Ireland can deliver,” Joe Ffrench, HR director, Microsoft Ireland, said.

“It is critical for Ireland’s future economic stability that we showcase the employment opportunities available right now and seek to retain our bright, young people who have the skills that are badly needed in the country right now. Career Zoo presents an ideal opportunity for us to do that.”

Due to the level of anticipated demand for the Hub, time slots are being assigned in advance by emailing

Career Zoo was last held in Dublin in February and attracted more than 10,000 visitors, with many placements made across employment and education.

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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