Slack to create 80 jobs at new Dublin HQ

13 Apr 2016

It’s been less than a year since Slack moved to Ireland, setting up an office in The Digital Hub, but now the work productivity company is set to move to a bigger office in Dublin as it creates 80 jobs.

Slack as a company has come a long way since its product of the same name was developed from a side project created during the design of a video game, and it was particularly big news for Ireland back in May 2015 when it announced it was to bring its European HQ to The Digital Hub in Dublin.

At the time, the company said it would create 100 jobs at the office over the next two years, however, in an announcement this morning (13 April), Slack has said that it has outgrown its current Dublin office space and will now be making the move to One Park Place.

With the move to its new 29,000 sq ft office space, Slack has also revealed that it is looking to recruit 80 new roles at the company, specifically in the roles of customer experience and account management.

Once these positions have been filled, Slack’s staff numbers in Ireland will be 180 by the end of 2017.

Rapid expansion

It seems the only way is up for the company, which produces a messaging app for the workplace, as earlier this month it was revealed that it is now valued at $3.8bn following a funding round that raised $200m.

This is largely due to the fact that, as of this month, Slack has 2.7m active daily users and 430 employees to its name, the most recent additions coming following the opening of its new Asia-Pacific HQ in Melbourne, Australia last month.

Speaking of the company’s decision to make yet another move, James Sherrett, Slack’s Dublin-based senior manager of accounts, said: “Customer growth and adoption across all markets in Europe are driving the growth of our team and operations in Dublin.

“We are the fastest-growing business application in history. Our user base grew tenfold last year and we’re seeing strong demand across all industries and from businesses of all sizes, for more efficient and effective team communications.”

Slack sticker image via kris krüg/Flickr

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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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