International software company Workday has announced plans to create 1,000 new jobs in Dublin.
At an event in Dublin this morning, the company said it was also planning to build its new European headquarters in Grangegorman.
The new opportunities include roles in product development, engineering and data science, sales, services and user experience.
They are due to be phased on over the next two years.
Speaking at the launch, Workday co-CEO Chano Fernandez said: “Our presence in Dublin, and the incredible talent we’ve been able to hire here, have been critical components of our innovation and customer service efforts – both core values at Workday.”
“We see great opportunity ahead as we help some of the world’s largest organisations with their digital transformation efforts – including how they adapt to change, plan for the future, and support their employees in the changing world of work,” he said.
Workday already created 400 new jobs in Dublin in March of last year and the positions announced today will expand its footprint a further 60%.
The US company first located in Ireland in 2008, with the acquisition of Irish tech company Cape Clear.
It opened its European headquarters in Smithfield, Dublin in 2015 and currently employs around 1,700 people there.
The company said its new headquarters in Grangegorman will be a “highly-sustainable 550,000 square foot campus across approximately four acres in a Strategic Development Zone, adjacent to Technological University Dublin.”
It has already agreed to purchase the site from the HSE.
In the meantime, the company will become the anchor tenant at the Dockline Building in Dublin 1.
Speaking at the announcement, the Taoiseach said it is a “very significant endorsement of Ireland as a place to do business and in our reputation as a leading tech hub in Europe.”
“It is a vote of confidence in the skills and talent of our workforce and in our continued attractiveness to leading global companies,” he said.
“I also welcome the company’s decision to construct its new European headquarters at Grangegorman in Dublin.”
The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the announcement was a “real vote of confidence in Dublin and this new quarter of our capital city”.