Today we complete our countdown of Ireland’s top jobs announcement stories of 2012. It was the year companies in sectors that are thriving despite the downturn – technology, science and pharma – created jobs in their organisations, ranging from multinationals to start-ups.
Agri-food and food innovation company Kerry Group, for example, announced 900 jobs, betting giant Paddy Power proclaimed 800 new jobs, and financial services giant Northern Trust revealed it would be hiring to fill 400 positions.
To celebrate a year of jobs announcements, Siliconrepublic.com has dedicated the month of December to the top 50 most popular jobs announcements of 2012. The list contains a myriad of companies, large and small, creating opportunities across Ireland.
Below we conclude our countdown of the 50 most viewed jobs announcement stories of 2012.
5 – Amazon to create more than 100 new jobs at Dublin centre
E-commerce giant Amazon will create more than 100 jobs at its development centre in Dublin, the company announced.
The jobs included positions for support engineers, systems engineers, network engineers, software developers and technical managers.
4 – Twitter ramps up hiring in Dublin – almost 20 jobs available
Social media giant Twitter is ramping up its presence in Dublin and is on the hunt for ‘rockstars’ (aka, account executives) for its Dublin, London, Tokyo and Brazil offices.
Twitter HR person Michelle Fogarty tweeted: “Rockstars required to start our EMEA business. Account Executives 4 Dutch & UK/IRL Markets.”
3 – SourceDogg to create 80 jobs in Galway
Cloud computing firm SourceDogg is creating 80 jobs in Galway. Enterprise Ireland is working with the company to support it through its next phase of development.
The 80 jobs are across areas such as engineering, IT support and professional services. It follows SourceDogg’s previous addition of 12 staff members in late 2011 after an investment from Nucleus Venture Partners.
2 – New website set up to fill 1,500 vacancies in Irish software sector
IT’s Happening Here is a new jobs campaign to promote IT vacancies in the Irish-owned software sector.
As part of the campaign, a new website called IT’s Happening Here has been launched, whereby Ireland’s home-grown software companies can post their job openings.
IT’s Happening Here itself is an initiative being led by some 600 Irish-owned software companies. Enterprise Ireland is also supporting the drive.
1 – Microsoft to create 100 new jobs in Dublin
Microsoft revealed it will recruit more than 100 people for its campus in Dublin.
The software giant had said it will have more than 100 positions available – in areas ranging from development, operations, supply chain and sales.
Microsoft also hosted an ‘App Factory’ and the ‘Microsoft Ideas Hub’ at the Career Zoo event in the Convention Centre Dublin. Those were held in the ‘Tech Box’ section of the event.