Indeed, the search engine for jobs, which now has more than 60m users worldwide, has just announced it has opened its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin and is planning to hire 50 employees in 2012.
Indeed’s offices will be located at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.
The 50 new jobs will be in sales, client services, business development, finance and operations. Indeed is now hiring in Dublin, particularly native speakers of European languages and multilingual candidates, the company confirmed this morning.
Indeed said its EMEA headquarters in Dublin will bring its sales and customer support functions closer to the company’s expanding international client base. The jobs search engine is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages.
Established in 2004, Indeed has grown rapidly, with staff doubling year-over-year for the past two years. Indeed has four offices in the US, in Austin, Texas; Mountain View, California; New York; and Stamford, Connecticut. It also has an office in London.
Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, in Dublin City with Rony Kahan, co-founder of Indeed.com
“Dublin has proved itself as an ideal location for high-growth technology companies, like Indeed. Our new base gives us an opportunity to tap into an incredible source of talent, both locally and from the rest of Europe," said Rony Kahan, co-founder of Indeed, this morning.
“This is an important step in our evolution and will help us to continue to be the best place for job seekers to find a job and for employers to find the right candidates. Establishing a strong presence in Dublin is critical to our continued growth in EMEA," he added.
The privately held company was founded by Paul Forster and Kahan. Its investors include The New York Times Company, Allen & Company, and Union Square Ventures.
Ireland as a hub for high-growth firms
IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary welcomed Indeed’s decision to locate its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. O’Leary said it was great news for Ireland and would add significantly to the country’s reputation as a hub for new businesses.
"Attracting high-growth companies to invest in Ireland has been a specific target of IDA Ireland since January 2010. Since then, there has been a very strong flow of this type of business coming to Ireland, with 35 investments won in the last two years," he said.