Michael Staines
Michael Staines

07.17 22 Mar 2021


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An international software development company is creating 400 new jobs in Dublin.

Workday is expanding its Irish workforce by 30% with the new jobs in product and technology development.

The US company first located in Ireland in 2008, with the acquisition of Irish tech company Cape Clear.

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It opened its European headquarters in Smithfield, Dublin in 2015 and currently employs over 1,300 people there.

“Since setting up operations in Ireland in 2008, we’ve attracted some of the industry’s best talent to help develop our innovative products,” said Workday co-CEO Chano Fernandez.

“Our Irish team has helped to shape our technology and ultimately supported the success of our customers around the world. With this added support, we’ll be able to continue this great progress by expanding our efforts in the region and fostering a great culture in our Dublin office.”

Most of the new roles are in product and technology development – with extra roles in sales, customer operations and elsewhere.

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the announcement is a “great vote of confidence in Dublin, and in Ireland, as a place to do business, to grow and to succeed.”

“It is a strong endorsement of the skills and talent of our workforce and provides a welcome boost to our economy,” he said.

“The Government’s mission over the coming months and years will be to get people back to work and rebuild our economy, while also ensuring Ireland remains well placed to thrive in the new green and digital economy of the future, with sustainable and high-quality jobs.

“Today’s announcement is a welcome contribution to this.”

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

Its applications are in use at thousands of organisations around the world – including a significant portion of the Fortune 500.

Recruitment for the new jobs is due to begin immediately.


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