Equifax’s push to hire 100 people, therefore doubling its Irish headcount, is motoring along to such a degree that further expansion is expected.
At the official opening of its second Irish office today (2 September), US fintech company Equifax hinted at a further expansion to its workforce.
Back in January, the company announced plans to hire around 100 new staff in “highly-skilled R&D positions”. According to the company, “great progress” has been made in filling these roles.
That news came today at the company’s Dublin office in Bloodstone Building, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, with the availability of talent in Ireland key to future expansion plans.
The company was created in 1989 and an office was opened in Wexford in 1994. Over the 22 intervening years, ties were strengthened between the company and the country, according to Dave Webb, Equifax CIO.
“This experience has taught us that the talent of the workforce in Ireland runs deep. Given this, and the support we have received from IDA Ireland, Dublin became a natural choice and will continue to present additional opportunities in terms of growth and development,” he said.
Equifax’s presence in 24 countries around the world means it needs significant IT teams to support its operations, with the Dublin centre poised to do just that.
According to Paul O’Dwyer, who heads up the new centre, the Dublin office will focus on how the company’s consumer and business data can be used to develop new products.
“IDA Ireland has been working with Equifax over the last year on the opening of this new facility in Ireland and is thrilled to see it come to full fruition,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.
“We believe that the Equifax Dublin IT centre is a true endorsement of Ireland’s research and development credentials.”
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