After what can only be described as a bit of a lull, it appears as though the jobs market is finally back to full swing, with 508 jobs announced this week alone.
While the number of roles announced this week may not compare to the dizzying heights of last year, it’s a relief to see the sector bouncing back from the more-than-three-month dry spot we’ve been experiencing.
The big announcement this week came from HubSpot, which plans to role out 320 jobs at its Dublin-based EMEA headquarters.
Also hitting the big numbers is Intercom, announcing 100 jobs for Dublin following a significant investment.
Other companies rounding out the figure are CXC Corporate Services (30), Endeco (26), Pure Storage (18) and Bizimply (14).
But, while it’s been a blessedly good week for jobs, there has been more going on here on Siliconrepublic.com.
We took a look at the US tech companies that are making pioneering moves in the fight for paid parental leave. While Ireland has legally protected maternal leave, paternal leave is another thing, and we have a lot of sympathy for those in other countries for whom either is far from guaranteed.
And, finally, CoderDojo is stepping out of the online sphere for just a tick, with plans to release its first book – a real-life, made-of-paper book – this coming summer. The book is designed to help readers learn the basics of web design.
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Inbound selling and marketing specialist HubSpot is to create 320 new jobs at its European headquarters at One Dockland Central, which it has dubbed DubSpot. This will bring employment at the company’s Irish operations to close to 500 people.
San Francisco-headquartered Intercom is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin after raising $50m in investment from top-tier Silicon Valley investors, including Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.
Thirty jobs are to be created in Dublin by the workforce solutions firm CXC Corporate Services with the opening of its new EMEA hub and services centre.
ESB clean tech fund NovusModus is to invest €3.3m in SME Endeco Technologies – which uses the internet of things (IoT) to reduce energy consumption for large businesses – creating 26 staff.
Storage software solutions firm Pure Storage has announced its plans to open a new EMEA support centre in Dublin, with aims of doubling its workforce of 18 by the end of 2016.
After announcing a move to its new office in The Digital Hub, Irish start-up Bizimply has secured €2m in funding, which will allow it to double its workforce from 14 to 28.
Getting the right staff is difficult. Hanging on to them is a whole other ball game. Tech companies in the US now view paid parental leave as a must to keep their employees happy.
CoderDojo is bringing out a book this summer as its growing, positive influence on the coding education of youngsters around the world continues unabated.
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