Tech Jobs 2012 – Top 50 jobs announcements of 2012: Nos 50-46
Image: Career Zoo at The Convention Centre Dublin

Tech Jobs 2012 – Top 50 jobs announcements of 2012: Nos 50-46

7 Dec 2012

Today we begin 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, 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 begin our countdown of the 50 most-viewed jobs announcement stories of 2012.

Workday to create 100 new technology jobs in Dublin

50Workday to create 100 new technology jobs in Dublin

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprise player Workday is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years as part of an IDA Ireland-supported investment.

Workday, headquartered in the US, employs more than 950 people worldwide.


49E-commerce player Realex creates 50 new jobs in Dublin ‘Silicon Docks’ expansion

Dublin-headquartered international e-payments firm Realex Payments announced 50 new jobs at its city centre offices, bringing total employment at the firm to 170 people by the end of next year.

The company said it is accelerating its expansion into Irish and international markets.

Entrepreneur Colm Lyon founded Realex Payments in 2000 and today the company employs 120 people in Dublin, London and Paris.

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4850 jobs to be created at ArisGlobal office in Dublin

Software provider ArisGlobal has decided to open an office in Dublin, creating 50 new jobs to add to its 700-strong workforce worldwide. Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, made the announcement and ArisGlobal is said to be actively recruiting for the positions.

ArisGlobal provides innovative software solutions for pharmacovigilance and safety, regulatory affairs, clinical research and medical information to hundreds of companies in the life-sciences sector.

The company has offices in India, the US, the UK, Japan and Europe, and now plans to expand its operations in Ireland through a new office in Dublin.

IBM to create several hundred new jobs at Dublin Global Services Hub

47IBM to create several hundred new jobs at Dublin Global Services Hub

IBM is to create several hundred new jobs at a new Global Services Integration Hub in Mulhuddart as part of an IDA Ireland-supported investment.

IBM Ireland employs more than 3,000 people in Ireland and its business activities include research, software development and services at its technology campus in Mulhuddart, together with locations in Cork and Galway. A European Sales and Services Support Centre is based in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

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46CareerZoo: Reports from Ireland’s biggest careers event (video, part 1 of 3)

At CareerZoo in September, we spoke to Anne Lanigan from IT’s Happening Here, Richard Eardley of Hays Recruitment, Joe Ffrench from Microsoft and Ryan Shanks from Accenture, to get their views on the kind of employees they’re looking for, the skills that are in demand and the ‘global battle for talent’.

Thousands of job seekers arrived at CareerZoo in the Convention Centre Dublin to find out more about the 4,000-plus positions on offer, participate in workshops on how to further their careers, learn how to build an app in an hour, discover upskilling opportunities in third-level institutions, and connect with those doing the hiring in Ireland today.

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