Dublin and Cork have each received major jobs announcements on the back of a trio of company expansions today (11 November), with 1,345 positions planned across both cities.
The major news came this morning when Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook was in Trinity College receiving an award, revealed a new building in its Cork campus was planned to host an additional 1,000 roles on site.
That’s on the back of 1,000 jobs already brought to Ireland by the company in the past 12 months and, when these roles are filled – planned for 2017 – Ireland will represent 25pc of the tech giant’s entire European workforce.
Earlier this year, the company announced plans to pump €850m into a new data centre in Athenry, showing the intent Apple has for Ireland as a base.
Great to chat with Tim Cook on the day apple announce 1000 new jobs in Cork. pic.twitter.com/TIppegDneC
— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) November 11, 2015
Apple seeks 1,000, Indeed 300, Swrve 45
Elsewhere, job site Indeed announced 300 positions at its Dublin office, which operates as the company’s EMEA HQ.
Recruiting for sales, client services, business development, marketing, finance and operations roles, Indeed’s plans come on the back of research that shows Dublin to be one of six leading tech hubs in Europe for tech employment.
Indeed opened its first Dublin office in March 2012 and currently has a team of more than 230 employees, meaning this recruitment drive will more than double its Irish workforce.
Last but not least, Dublin start-up Swrve has raised an impressive $30m in funding, which will help the mobile app integration company hire 45 people after acquiring data automation player Adaptiv.io.
The investment follows a $6.25m investment in 2012 that saw the company announce 100 new jobs at the time.
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