Indeed announces 500 new jobs for Dublin

A bumper day for fresh employment in the city, with new construction work also on the way...

Indeed announces 500 new jobs for Dublin

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More than 700 new jobs are heading for Dublin, with a major Indeed announcement and construction work on the way.

First up, Indeed has officially announced plans to hire 500 new staff in the capital, as it expands its headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) over the next two years.

The world’s largest job site has already started recruiting for sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles.  

The company said the announcement demonstrates its ongoing commitment to Ireland and the successful role the capital has played as its EMEA HQ over the past five years.

Supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the IDA, Indeed opened its Dublin office in March 2012 and currently employs a team of 530 people in St Stephen’s Green.

New additions to the team can expect a number of perks, according to the company: 

  • Open ‘Paid Time Off’ (holiday can be taken throughout the year, without a cap)
  • Catered meals, endless snacks & drink options and weekly happy hours
  • Wellness programmes, fitness classes and family fun days
  • Office leisure including ping pong and pool tables
  • Affinity groups for employees to connect over common interests
  • Healthcare for employees and families

Indeed president Chris Hyams said:

“Today’s announcement is a particularly important one for Indeed. Deciding where to recruit and hire the right people ultimately helps us to fulfil Indeed’s mission – to help people get jobs.  Having our EMEA hub in Dublin is the natural choice given the large pool of high-skilled talent both locally and from the rest of Europe." 

Taoiseach Enda Kenny commented:

" Their staggering growth since their establishment in Ireland in 2012 is a fantastic endorsement of our strengthening economy and is a reflection of the benefits of doing business in Ireland.

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor added:

"Indeed's operation in Ireland has been a tremendous success story and the announcement that they are doubling their staff numbers here is very welcome.

"An additional 500 jobs is a huge economic boost and vote of confidence in Ireland. We are very keen to support the new dynamic Internet-based services sector and Indeed has blazed a trail in this area. We are sure that we can provide the new skills required and create the right environment for the company's continued success."

Construction opportunities 

Elsewhere, 210 construction jobs are expected to be created during the building of a multi-million Euro office block on the Soutside.

Construction has commenced on the 60,000 square foot 'Hampstead Building' at The Park in Carrickmines, although it is yet to find an occupier. Savills is quoting a rent of €29.50 per square foot,

Work on the €24m building is due to be completed by the end of the year.