Yahoo! to create more than 200 jobs in Dublin
Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California

Yahoo! to create more than 200 jobs in Dublin

21 Mar 2013

Yahoo!’s operations centre in Dublin is growing and the internet giant is to create more than 200 jobs as a result of the expansion in the Irish capital.

The company, which opened its doors in Dublin in 2003, has already started recruiting for customer support, technology, operations, HR and finance, which will support Yahoo!’s business across the Europe, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) region.   

Senior Yahoo! executives met with both An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, as part of Ireland’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) investment missions in the past year.

“At Yahoo!, we’re all about making people’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining, and our team in Dublin helps make this happen every day. It’s the face of Yahoo! for millions of users and advertisers throughout EMEA,” said Christophe Parcot, Yahoo! VP and head of EMEA. 

“We’re keenly focused on recruiting and developing the best talent in the industry, and there is significant opportunity at Yahoo! for the right individuals who want to grow their careers with a global digital brand.”

The internet capital of Europe

Kenny said Ireland is becoming the internet capital of Europe with companies like Yahoo! offering great opportunities to the country’s passionate and highly-skilled workforce. 

“The Government, through its Action Plan for Jobs, will continue to make the changes to ensure Ireland remains competitive and a natural home for digital companies. Yahoo!’s growing footprint in Ireland is a welcome statement of its commitment to this country,” Kenny added.

Bruton said ICT is a key sector the Government has targeted through the its Action Plan for Jobs.

“Since we took office, more than 10,000 additional jobs have been created in this sector,” Bruton said.

“Today’s announcement that Yahoo!, one of the biggest brand names on the internet, is expanding its operations in Dublin and more than doubling its workforce here with the creation of 200 jobs, is great news and further evidence that the plan is working. We in Government are determined to continue building on this, to attract further investments and create the jobs we need.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO at IDA Ireland said Yahoo!’s decision to expand in Ireland is very welcome news for the Irish economy and further endorses the country’s reputation as a location to service the whole European, Middle Eastern and African regions.

For more information about the positions available at Yahoo! is available on its website.

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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