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It's not just Apple... Another company made a big jobs announcement today

Indeed will recruit 300 new staff in Dublin.


IT’S A GOOD sign for the jobs market when recruitment companies start recruiting.

And despite the presence of tech royalty in Ireland today, the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and a minister were available to welcome jobs news from a company other than Tim Cook’s Apple today.

Indeed – a global jobs site – announced that it is looking to hire 300 new staff in Dublin over the next two years.

The roles, which are already being advertised, will be in a variety of departments within the company’s EMEA headquarters. They include jobs in sales, client services, business development, marketing, finance and operations.

There are currently 230 employees working from the Dublin offices.

According to the firm, the website operates in more than 50 countries and 28 languages. In Ireland, it attracts about 800,000 visitors per month.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took some time out from schmoozing with Cook this morning to welcome the news.

He said indeed’s decision to expand, doubling employee numbers by 2017, was a “vote of confidence” in Dublin.

Tánaiste Joan Burton – also on hand to help out with the announcement – pointed to the importance of the site to jobseekers and employers.

While Jobs Minister Richard Bruton made clear that his had met several Indeed executives during trade missions to the US since 2011. The current expansion is supported by his department through IDA Ireland.

“A key part of our jobs plans is persuading fast-growing ‘born-on-the-internet’ companies to establish operations here so that Ireland can share in their growth from an early stage,” he said.

“ is a hugely impressive company in this area, and today’s announcement that it is creating 300 extra jobs is a huge boost. Not only is it an important endorsement of our FDI policies, but it also confirms the attractiveness of Ireland as a tech hub.”

More: Apple to create 1,000 jobs in Cork

Read: The TalkTalk hack is going to cost it up to €49 million

Earlier: David Drumm seeks bail as he ‘poses no danger to the community’

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