Tech job announcements this year reach 4,000

28 May 2012

On the back of an encouraging four job announcements this morning, ICT Ireland says tech job announcements for 2012 are already equal to the total for 2011.

This morning we have seen announcements for 40 jobs in Dublin from, 20 jobs in Carlow from MSD, 50 jobs in Limerick from Action Point Technology, and, most significantly, 100 jobs in Dublin from Amazon.

With more than 210 positions just today made available for software developers, engineers and other specialists in the field of technology, it may come as no surprise that tech job announcements in 2012 have already matched the total from 2011.

ICT Ireland, the IBEC group that represents the high-tech sector, states that 4,000 new technology jobs have been announced so far this year.

Welcoming Amazon’s decision to expand its Dublin development centre, ICT Ireland director Paul Sweetman said: “The announcement by Amazon reaffirms the tremendous strength of the technology sector in Ireland … (and) continues the impressive trend of major foreign direct investment in the past number of months in the sector.”

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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