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, Siliconrepublic.com 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 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.
A major player in the insurance software business Guidewire Software is to create 75 new jobs for its centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.
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.
Technology giant Microsoft is creating 95 jobs at its Dublin-based operations in sales, operations and software development on the back of an expansion.
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.