Tech job announcements this year reach 4,000

28 May 20124 Shares

On the back of an encouraging four job announcements this morning, ICT Ireland says tech job announcements for 2012 are already equal to the total for 2011.

This morning we have seen announcements for 40 jobs in Dublin from BuyersClub.ie, 20 jobs in Carlow from MSD, 50 jobs in Limerick from Action Point Technology, and, most significantly, 100 jobs in Dublin from Amazon.

With more than 210 positions just today made available for software developers, engineers and other specialists in the field of technology, it may come as no surprise that tech job announcements in 2012 have already matched the total from 2011.

ICT Ireland, the IBEC group that represents the high-tech sector, states that 4,000 new technology jobs have been announced so far this year.

Welcoming Amazon’s decision to expand its Dublin development centre, ICT Ireland director Paul Sweetman said: “The announcement by Amazon reaffirms the tremendous strength of the technology sector in Ireland … (and) continues the impressive trend of major foreign direct investment in the past number of months in the sector.”

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly persnickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen. When she hasn’t got her nose stuck in her laptop, you’ll find her in the kitchen, at the cinema, or on the dancefloor.

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