A CLOUD COMPUTING company has announced plans to create 200 new positions in Ireland over the next three years.
Workday’s Dublin office is the company’s headquarters in Europe, it was established in 2008.
Today’s announcement builds on a three-year commitment made by the company in 2012 to create 100 new positions.
Workday currently has more than 2,900 employees including more than 350 based in Europe.
With approximately 200 employees based in Dublin, the expansion plans are expected to double the current team over the next three years.
The office serves as a major center for key roles in product and technology development, customer support, services, data centre operations and sales.
Recruitment for the new positions on those teams is currently underway.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny said, “I’m delighted to welcome the announcement by Workday that is to create 200 new positions in Ireland”.
Winning international investment in areas like the high growth technology sector is essential to our recovery plan and a testament to our exceptionally talented workforce and our business-friendly environment.
Co-founder and CEO of Workday, Aneel Bhusri praised Ireland for its staff:
Ireland offers an incredible base of talent and we are looking for those special individuals who want to join our team and make a big difference.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said that he looks forward to seeing further announcements like this in the coming weeks and months.
While CEO of IDA Ireland, Barry O’Leary, said “Workday’s decision to significantly increase its workforce in Ireland greatly enhances our reputation as a location for cloud computing which is a strategic focus for IDA Ireland.”