Workday to create 100 new technology jobs in Dublin

5 Jan 2012

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.

The company plans to expand its EMEA presence and capitalise on the growth of cloud computing in Europe.

The company develops SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global HR, payroll and financial management.

Ireland: a world leader for cloud computing

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, said the investment adds impetus to Ireland’s growing reputation as a major global hub for cloud computing.

“A key aspect of my plan to get jobs and growth into the economy again will be targeting sectors where Ireland has advantages and the potential to be a world leader,” Bruton said.

“Cloud computing is one such sector. Over the past year, we have seen several very significant announcements in this sector and the government is working hard to ensure that the right policies are in place to ensure that we can take full advantage of that potential,” he said.

IDA Ireland worked with the company to attract this investment to Ireland. 

“Ireland’s growing reputation as a leading location for cloud computing is enhanced by today’s announcement,” IDA chief executive Barry O’Leary said.

“Workday is a highly successful company that has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment in 2005. IDA Ireland looks forward to working with Workday to robustly drive its European growth from Ireland,” O’Leary added.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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