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Tech firm Salesforce to add 1,500 employees in significant Dublin investment

The company plans to build Salesforce Tower on the city’s North Wall Quay.

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SOFTWARE GIANT SALESFORCE is to announce plans today for a significant Dublin investment that will create an additional 1,500 jobs and see the creation of a new campus at the city’s North Wall Quay.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was at the official announcement at the Convention Centre this morning, as the company divulged its plans for an urban campus along with the construction of “Salesforce Tower”.

Welcoming the news, the Taoiseach said that Salesforce is an “important part of our technology sector, helping Ireland become the tech capital of Europe, and one of the most globalised and open economies in the world”. 

Minister Josepha Madigan has said it’s “one of the largest single jobs announcements by a multinational company in Ireland”.

Employees are due to move into the 430,000 square foot campus in mid-2021, with the Salesforce Tower set to have an “immersive video lobby experience”, “riverside paths connecting the campus to the cultural city hub”, and an open hospitality space that would be available for not-for-profits and local community groups at the weekend.

The investment comes as part of the firm’s “ongoing growth and investment in Ireland”, where it already employs over 1,000 people. It is also giving a $1 million grant to Educate Together.

Salesforce has been based in Sandyford since 2000.

The cloud computing company added 100 new jobs back in 2013 when it opened new offices in Leopardstown in Dublin.

When that expansion was announced, its then-senior vice president David Dempsey said Ireland had played a key role in the company’s success in Europe. 

Salesforce was named in first place in Fortune’s 100 best companies to work for last year.

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