Hundreds of new jobs announced at Dublin web summit
on 30/10/2013 17:07:52
Technology, online security, internet and digital media firms based in North America and Europe have chosen Dublin, Cork and Limerick to set up new operations.
The companies are being billed by the Government as high-growth and bringing in high-value jobs.
The single largest announcement was by AdRoll, the world's largest online targeted advertising platform, which will set up its European headquarters in Dublin and create 100 jobs.
Fifty jobs are being created by Nitro, a provider of document productivity and workflow solutions, as it also sets up a headquarters in Dublin.
Five companies are creating 30 jobs each - EtQ, a software firm involved in quality and compliance management, will be based in Limerick; StorageCraft, a specialist in disaster recovery, in Cork; Zendesk, which provides cloud-based customer service software, is doubling its existing Dublin workforce; Clio, a cloud-based, legal software company is opening a European headquarters in Dublin; and Kobo, a leader in eReading, is opening a new software development centre in Dublin
Smaller announcements involved Pearl Street Enterprises, one of the fastest growing Amazon.com marketplace sellers, which is creating 25 jobs at a worldwide headquarters in Dublin and Minds and Machines, an internet domain name provider, which is also creating 25 jobs.
AerData, a provider of software and services for the aviation industry, is to create 15 new jobs at its sales and marketing centre in Dublin over the next three years.
The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "Ireland remains one of the most exciting places in the world for new digital enterprises. I'm delighted to welcome 335 new jobs in nine companies in the rapidly growing digital sector."
The IDA said it has been targeting what it sees as high-growth start-ups and emerging multinational companies for investment in Ireland.