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Accenture have announced the creation of 140 new jobs. The positions are open for graduates and
professionals with skills in Java, cloud computing, data management and digital technologies, as well as analytics and consulting. The new jobs will come on stream over the next 12 months. Accenture currently employ 1,400 people in Ireland.
Adara Global, a digital marketing company focusing on big data, is to create 30 jobs at its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin 2. The new HQ will be responsible for ad operations, key account management and finance. Adara is a global leader in helping digital advertisers efficiently use big data to reach highly-targeted traveller audiences, while helping top travel companies turn their data into new revenue streams.
AOL Ireland has announced plans to create 40 new software engineering roles over the next 12 months at its Dublin Development Centre. The 40 new positions are within AOL Networks, a team that is spearheading the delivery of AOL's advertising solutions for brands and publishers globally. AOL currently employs 170 people in their Dublin operation.
Software company Citrix is to create 50 new jobs in Dublin. The 50 positions are in the areas of technical support, sales, engineering and management and are open now. A number of Citrix business units operate in Ireland including sales, global IT operations and a technical support team which provides support to partners and end users across the entire EMEA region.
Dell has announced the establishment of the EMEA headquarters of its Dell Financial Services division in Dublin leading to the creation of 200 jobs. Dell has invested €400m in in the roll out of Dell Financial Services in Europe. This includes start-up and employment costs in Ireland as well as the investment in acquiring customer portfolios that will be managed by the Irish-based team.
The jobs number is expected to grow to 300 within the next three years as the business grows and expands.
eMaint, a provider of web-based maintenance management solution software is to create 25 jobs at its new European headquarters in the Digital Hub. The new EMEA operations centre in Dublin will be responsible for account management and implementation, customer and technical support, lead qualification and sales.
EMC have announced the creation of 200 new jobs in the areas of engineering, customer support, sales, finance, research and development and IT based in a new EMC office in Mahon, Co Cork as part of a €100 million expansion. The new office is scheduled to open in August 2013. EMC has already begun recruiting for the new positions and expects to have the majority of them filled by the end of 2013.
Google will open its new ‘digital innovation centre' in Dublin in September. It is estimated that it will bring up to 15,000 extra overseas business visitors to the city each year. The 15,000sq ft premises, called the Foundry, is Google's first such investment outside of the US and will be officially unveiled by the Taoiseach.
IBM is to buy Dublin based software firm The Now Factory. The acquisition is in line with IBM's long-term strategy to capitalise on the expected growth in big data and analytics. The Now Factory will bring new capabilities to the tech firm's big data platform, allowing it to bring more real-time analytics to its clients.
Intel has announced the launch of the Intel Galileo board containing the new Quark X1000 chip, both of which were designed in Ireland. Eamonn Sinnott, Intel Ireland General Manager said: "The unveiling today of the Intel Galileo development board that features the Quark SoC X1000 represents a great day for Intel Ireland as both of these new technologies were designed right here in Kildare. The Quark SoC which is the first product from the Intel® Quark technology family of low-power, small-core products, is the culmination of years of hard work, collaboration, and unwavering vision on the part of a number of people and represents an important development of design competency for Intel Ireland."
Medtronic has opened a new Customer Innovation Centre in Galway providing state of the art facilities for physicians and Medtronic engineers to work together on developing new therapies that will improve clinical outcomes and increase access to quality healthcare for patients around the world. Gerard Kilcommins, vice president, Global Vascular Operations and general manager of Medtronic's Galway Site, said that this investment is based on the success of the current customer programme that has been running at the Galway facility for a number of years.
National Pen, a company specialising in the marketing and manufacture of promotional products, has announced that it is to create 200 permanent jobs at its International HQ in Dundalk over the next 5 years. The International headquarters of National Pen in Dundalk currently services 19 markets outside North America. This expansion will bring National Pen's permanent workforce to 459 by the end of 2017. These new jobs will be created across the company in its sales, customer services, manufacturing, technical & administrative functions.
ON Semiconductor has moved its Limerick Design Center into an expanded and technically upgraded campus. The newly acquired state-of-the-art facilities, located at Limerick's Raheen Business Park, now boast 2,000 square meters of office space and engineering laboratories. The new facility will increase ON Semiconductor's research and development capacity placing Ireland at the centre of the company's worldwide R&D operations.
Online discount retailer Overstock has announced the creation of a software development team in Sligo. The development team will lead to 45 new jobs. Employing over 1,300 people worldwide, Overstock.com is an online discount retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Qualtrics, a leading enterprise survey technology platform, has announced the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. The company anticipates that it will employ 150 people in EMEA within 18 to 36 months, and will create 50 jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months. Qualtrics is actively recruiting graduates from the science, business and mathematics disciplines for a variety of roles in its European Headquarters including sales, support and technical talent.
Stream Global Services has announced a major hiring drive to fill more than 50 permanent and 200 seasonal positions for its facilities in Swords & Santry. The new positions across the Dublin sites will focus on providing technical support solutions for one of Stream's global clients - a leading name in video gaming systems. Stream is a global provider of business process outsourcing services, supporting many Fortune 1000 companies around the world.
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, is to establish a new engineering hub in Dublin. The hub is the largest of its kind to be established outside of the United States by TripAdvisor, and will see at least 50 web engineering roles created in the short term.
UPC is to open a new European IT competency centre in Limerick with the creation of 12 new jobs. The openings include IT managers, designers and technical support staff, who will be responsible for developing new software and systems to support the company's operations at their national customer service centre located in the Limerick Enterprise Development Park. The Liberty Global owned broadband and communications company currently employs 800 people in Ireland, half of whom are based in Limerick.
Virtu Financial, LLC has announced the consolidation of its European HQ in Dublin and the creation of 30 highly skilled jobs for graduates in the fields of mathematics, computer science and other sciences. Virtu Financial is one of the world's leading electronic trading and market making firms.