An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announcing the jobs earlier. Photo via Merrionstreeet.ie
A total of 335 new jobs have been announced in nine separate software and digital media companies around the country.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the new jobs for Dublin, Cork and Limerick from nine North American and European based high-growth companies earlier today. The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, with the majority of these companies establishing European or international headquarters in Ireland.
The new positions include 100 jobs at online advertising company AdRoll, which is establishing its European headquarters in Dublin.
Nitro, a provider of document productivity and workflow solutions, is establishing its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, creating 50 new jobs.
Thirty jobs will be created at EtQ, a quality and compliance management software provider, which is establishing its EMEA headquarters in Limerick.
StorageCraft, a specialist in disaster recovery, is opening its new international headquarters in Cork, with the creation of 30 new jobs in IT support, marketing, and human resources.
Cloud-based customer service software provider Zendesk has announced that it intends to double its Dublin workforce, creating 30 new jobs at its development centre and European data centre in the capital.
Clio, a cloud-based legal software company, is establishing its European headquarters in Dublin, with the creation of over 30 jobs.
Pearl Street Enterprises, one of the fastest growing Amazon.com marketplace sellers, is announcing the creation of 25 new jobs with the establishment of its worldwide headquarters in Dublin.
Minds and Machines, an internet domain name provider, is establishing its core technical operations in Dublin city, creating 25 jobs.
Meanwhile AerData, a provider of software and services for the aviation industry, announced plans to create 15 new jobs at its sales and marketing centre in Dublin over the next three years.
Today’s announcement forms part of a concerted effort by IDA Ireland, through its Emerging Business Division, to attract high-growth companies across the digital sector to Ireland.
“Ireland remains one of the most exciting places in the world for new digital enterprises,” Mr Kenny said at the announcement. “I’m 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.”