The Irish Priminister, Enda Kenny proclaimed on 30 October the creation of 335 new high-growth jobs for Dublin, Cork and Limerick from nine North American and European based companies. These job openings are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the agency (founded in 1949) responsible for industrial development in Ireland.  The agency’s Emerging Business Division continues to win high-value jobs in IT, internet and digital media, aiming to cultivate Ireland’s reputation as a location for fast-growing businesses to expand into international markets.

The new jobs are to be spread across a range of sectors including Software Development, Online Security, Internet and Digital Media.  The companies creating the new jobs are (preceded by the number of posts offered):
– (100) AdRoll: It runs the world’s largest online targeted-advertising platform. The EU HQ will support Adroll’s activities in a dozen countries.
– (50) Nitro: The provider of document productivity and workflow solutions is about to establish its EMEA HQ in Dublin. Nitro Dublin will support all aspects of its international business, from Sales and Customer Service to Engineering and Marketing.
– (30) EtQ: The Quality and Compliance Management Software provider is also setting up its EMEA HQ in Limerick.  Jobs offered by EtQ will attract individuals with computer science qualifications and a talent for technical sales.
– (30) StorageCraft: The specialist in disaster recovery is opening its new International Headquarters in Cork and seeks specialists in IT Support, Marketing and Human Resources.
– (30) Zendesk: The provider of cloud-based customer service software has announced its intention to double its Dublin workforce focusing on its development centre and European Data Centre.
– (30) Clio: The cloud-based, legal software company is announcing the establishment of its European Headquarters in Dublin.
– (25) Pearl Street Enterprises: The ultra-fast growing marketplace seller is establishing its worldwide HQ in Dublin.
– (25) Minds and Machines: The internet domain name provider is setting up its core technical operations in Dublin city.
– (15) AerData: The provider of software and services for the aviation industry is announcing the expansion of its Sales and Marketing Centre in Dublin over the next three years.

Recently, IDA Ireland has expanded into looking towards attracting both large multinational corporations (MNCs) and high-growth companies aspiring to be the MNCs of the future. This focus is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

Making the announcement, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said: “Ireland remains one of the most exciting places in the world for new digital enterprises.  I am delighted to welcome 335 new jobs in nine companies in the rapidly growing digital sector.  As a Government, we are determined to keep building on the 3,000 jobs being created in the private sector each month in order to get people back to work. Through the Action Plan for Jobs, we will continue to provide strong, co-ordinated policy support for measures which attract investment and jobs as well as support for the work of the IDA in targeting high-potential businesses which can be future success stories from an Irish base”.

Speaking from the United States where he is on an IDA Ireland investment mission, Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said: “A key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is encouraging high-growth start-ups and emerging multinational companies to make Ireland a part of their early growth, so that Ireland can then also share in their later success. To achieve this, we have put in place a range of measures, including the establishment of a joint Enterprise Ireland/IDA management team to deal with targeting this opportunity, and IDA’s Emerging Business Division has been a major success.

In the boardrooms this week, companies ranging from high-growth tech companies to household names, are saying to me that they see Ireland as a vibrant and dynamic environment in which to do business. Today’s announcement that, supported by my Department, 9 high-growth companies have chosen to locate operations in Ireland with the creation of over 330 jobs is great news and a further endorsement of our plan. I wish them every success and am confident that we will see further announcements like this in the coming months”.

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