MICROSOFT SAYS IT will create 600 jobs as part of a major investment in Ireland.
The company announced this morning that it will begin hiring 500 people at its newly established EMEA Inside Sales Centre in Dublin.
It will also be adding a further 100 jobs to existing its finance, operations, engineering and sales departments.
The jobs are to be officially announced later this morning at 11.30am at the Microsoft Campus in Sandyford Business Park, where embattled Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be joined by Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor and IDA Ireland chief Martin Shanahan.
Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland said:
“Our CEO, Satya Nadella, is creating a culture of innovation and is bringing amazing technology to people with products like HoloLens and Surface Studio, with lots more to come. The team in Ireland has a long track record of helping the company to deliver against its vision and strategy and now there are opportunities for 600 more individuals to play their part in making the vision a reality. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the government and the IDA for helping to bring this investment to fruition.”
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said:
“Ireland and Microsoft have enjoyed a long and prosperous history since their establishment in Ireland in 1985 and I’m delighted that this relationship continues to bloom with the announcement of 600 new jobs in Dublin. The Government has worked hard in recent years to make Ireland an even more attractive place to invest and growth substantial European operations. Today’s announcement underlines the strong commitment of Microsoft to its Irish operation and the strength of leadership of its Irish management team.”