Over 150 new positions announced today...
A flurry of positive employment news for Dublin's technology sector today, as four different companies announce that a total of 153 new roles are bound for the capital.
Canadian digital content platform Pressreader leads the charge with the opening of a new office. It intends to roll out up to 65 new roles over the next few years, in the areas of R&D, multilingual business development, sales & marketing, and business & administration.
PressReader CEO Alex Kroogman said:
"Ireland is at the epicentre of innovation in Europe. It’s the European home of many leading technology companies with a large global footprint, and it has an outstanding workforce. We’re looking forward to joining the technology scene in Dublin and welcoming talented new members to our team."
Next up, global tech firm Looker expands its international operations by opening a European HQ in Dublin.
The expansion will mean 50 jobs within sales, marketing, professional services and support over the next three years.
Looker CEO Frank Bien said:
"We opened the Dublin office because providing that level of service to our European customers and prospects required a deeper commitment to the region. Now with our London office well established and our initial team in Dublin in place, I look forward to further building out our presence in Europe.”
ThinkSmart also announced its intentions to hire 20 people in sales, customer and support roles, while London's ArtOfUs has confirmed it will add 18 R&D people to its Irish numbers.
Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor called it “terrific news that this group of companies, who are at the forefront of their technologies, have decided to locate in Ireland and I look forward to their future expansion here”.
IDA chief Martin Shanahan also heralded the news as a welcome boost:
"Two of those companies out of the US, one out of London and one out of Canada. They're exactly the type of companies we're targeting – they're in a high growth phase and we expect these companies to add more jobs in the future."