One of Ireland’s largest jobs announcements in recent months has revealed 400 jobs are to be created across eight tech operations in Dublin, Cork and Galway by both North American and European companies.
The new jobs to be created by IDA Ireland client companies are expected to be spread across a number of sectors, including software development, telecoms and internet, as well as digital and social media.
The largest single number of jobs comes from N3 Results. The global sales execution and digital marketing firm is expected to fill 100 knowledge-based jobs over the next three to five years in its Dublin office.
Jeff Laue, CEO of N3, said the company considers Ireland the ‘gateway to Europe’.
“Our growth (in Europe) is representative of the explosion in the global market, which we expect will account for more than 60pc of our business by 2019,” said Laue.
“The availability of a highly educated workforce with multiple language skills, coupled with such a favourable climate for conducting business, makes Dublin an ideal city for us to grow and thrive in.”
Companies are ‘digital pioneers’
The next highest number of jobs – 85 – to be created are from Sprout Social, a social media management and engagement platform for business. The company is to open a second office in Dublin to support its existing and growing base of EMEA customers.
Meanwhile, SimpliVity, which provides hyperconverged infrastructure for data centres, plans to establish its EMEA service and support centre in Cork and will be hiring 70 employees over a three-year period, with the potential for future expansion.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the creation of 400 new jobs by these digital pioneers is fantastic news for Ireland and further adds to its reputation as a location for emerging companies.
“I told the Dublin Web Summit that Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to build the enterprises of tomorrow and I’m delighted to welcome eight exciting and vibrant companies to Ireland to do just that,” Kenny said.
Other companies announcing new jobs
Udemy: A global marketplace for learning and teaching online, Udemy is to hire 50 people over the next three years in its newly established EMEA operations centre based in Dublin’s Digital Hub.
Boomerang Pharmaceutical: A digital communications and marketing agency servicing the life-sciences sector, Boomerang Pharmaceutical has established a Dublin office and is to create 25 jobs in response to increased demand for its services in Europe.
SNP Communications: The leadership communications company that specialises in coaching, content development, creative services and consulting has announced plans to add 25 jobs to its Dublin office over the next three years.
Perseus Telecom: A provider of high-speed global connectivity, Perseus Telecom announced the formation of a proprietary Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Galway. The opening of the Galway NOC will create 25 jobs and recruitment is already under way for a number of roles, including Level 1, 2, and 3 network engineers, software developers and project managers.
HedgeGuard: HedgeGuard established its international headquarters and development centre in Ireland in order to grow its international business. The company expects to hire 20 people over a three-year period across a number of activities, including software engineering, middle-office management, customer implementation and tech support.
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