Tech Jobs 2013 – Top 50 jobs announcements of 2013: Nos 20-16

17 Dec 2013

Today we continue our countdown of Ireland’s top tech jobs announcement stories of 2013, from start-ups to multinationals.

It has been the year companies in sectors that are thriving – technology, science and cloud – as Ireland claws its way back from the downturn, have created jobs in their organisations.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter, for example, announced hundreds of new jobs between them, Novartis revealed the creation of about 100 jobs, and HP proclaimed the building of a cloud R&D operation in Galway for 700 workers.

To celebrate a year of jobs announcements, has dedicated the month of December to the top 50 most popular jobs announcements of 2013. The list contains a myriad of companies, large and small, creating opportunities across Ireland.

Below we continue our countdown of the 50 most-viewed jobs announcement stories of 2013.

 Kerry Group

20 – Kerry Group to invest €100m in new Naas food plant, creating 900 jobs by 2016

Kerry Group is setting up a global technology and innovation centre in Naas, Co Kildare, in a €100m investment that’s to create up to 900 permanent jobs by 2016, as well as 400 construction jobs during the build.


19 – Guidewire Software to create 75 jobs in Dublin

A major player in the insurance software business Guidewire Software is to create 75 new jobs for its centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

 Twitter team

18 – Twitter’s Dublin team doubles with 100 new jobs added

Twitter’s Dublin base is growing with the addition of a new office in the city centre, as well as 100 new jobs in sales, HR, finance, marketing, engineering and user services.

 Microsoft sign

17 – Microsoft creates 95 jobs in Dublin

Technology giant Microsoft is creating 95 jobs at its Dublin-based operations in sales, operations and software development on the back of an expansion.

 Cloud user

16 – Chipset giant Qualcomm is coming to Cork – R&D centre will initially employ 20 people

One of the leading powerbrokers in the smartphone revolution, Qualcomm, is establishing a R&D centre in Cork and has already begun recruitment. It is envisaged an initial 20 jobs will be created but the operation could scale up significantly.

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