James Galvin, Micheál Martin and Martin Corkery standing in a row, with Galvin on the left holding a star-shaped sign with the Starcircle branding on it.
James Galvin, Micheál Martin and Martin Corkery. Image: Gerard McCarthy

Cork-based recruitment tech company Starcircle to create 100 new jobs

22 Nov 2021

Starcircle is keen to hire in Ireland, with hybrid and remote roles to help serve its key market in the US.

Cork-based recruitment technology company Starcircle plans to create 100 new jobs to facilitate further expansion into its key market of the US.

The company uses technology and data to provide its clients with a different approach to sourcing diverse talent. It has offices in the US and Asia in addition to its Cork headquarters.

Most of the jobs will be based in Ireland, with Starcircle offering a mixture of hybrid and remote opportunities. The company is also looking to hire in the US.

Positions will be based across several areas including technology, marketing, advisory and project management. It is currently recruiting in Cork for a number of engineering, technical architect and analyst roles.

Starcircle’s clients include Marvel, Facebook, Amazon, Epic Games, Sonos, Dropbox, DoorDash and PayPal. According to the company’s CEO, James Galvin, its tech-driven approach to attracting talent has become increasingly popular with business leaders across the world.

“The big challenge is that over 85pc of the talent pool is passive and not easily identified,” he said, referring to the US which has more than 10m job openings.

“At Starcircle, we are developing a better way of sourcing talent, one that is enabled by technology, informed by data and guided by expertise,” Galvin explained.

“We’re changing the way that top companies engage with talent. We go beyond job descriptions to identify high-potential candidates that would otherwise have gone overlooked. We take away the bias and rigid short-sightedness of traditional recruitment, and in its place we give our clients an engine to drive true dexterity and diversity in their hiring process.”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, visited the Starcircle office in Cork to mark the company’s jobs announcement.

“Starcircle is a great example of an Irish business delivering on the global stage,” Martin said.

“Finding and recruiting talent is the competitive challenge for companies the world over. Starcircle’s approach, driven by their passion and commitment, along with a deep understanding of the value of helping companies identify and engage with undiscovered talent, will, I’m sure, continue to bring further success for the company in the years ahead.”

The company is supported by Enterprise Ireland. The State agency’s regional director for the south and south-east, Martin Corkery, said it has “worked closely with Starcircle over the past seven years” and is “delighted at the positive news for the company”.

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea worked as a Careers reporter until 2024, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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