FDI of the month October 2019: Huawei announced 100 new jobs and opened new Dublin office

FDI of the Month | Fri 8 Nov | Author – Business & Finance

World-leading ICT company Huawei opened a new Dublin office and announced 100 new jobs for its Irish operations.

Huawei is the world’s leading ICT solutions company with revenue exceeding US$100 billion in 2018. It just announced a 24.4% increase in 2019 Q1-Q3 revenue when compared to the same period last year.

Employing more than 180,000 employees across 170 countries and regions, the company was founded in 1987 and has been in Ireland since 2004, with its business now serving over 2 million people and employing over 500 directly and indirectly here. Huawei currently employs 180 staff across its Dublin, Cork and Athlone facilities.

In late October Huawei Ireland opened a new state-of-the-art Dublin office and announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years as the company continues to grow in Ireland. Recruitment is underway for the first phase of the jobs and 30 of these positions are expected to be filled within the next year. Located in Mespil Court since 2016, the newly opened Huawei Dublin office will occupy a space of 18,000 sq ft. Huawei Ireland operations at the Dublin HQ will include communications, administration, marketing, its Irish consumer business and related sales functions.

Huawei Rotating Chairman, Mr.  Guo Ping, visiting Dublin to support Huawei Ireland’s announcements, said:

When Huawei first opened our office in Dublin we had only four employees. 15 years later we have 180 staff and over the next three years we will create 100 new jobs. The business in Ireland has significantly grown and as we have grown, so too has Ireland. We appreciate the trust and support of our customers and individual consumers along the journey.

He continued: “Through challenging times, Ireland showed resilience and now is one of the most successful economies in Europe. Huawei admires the resiliency and determination of the Irish people because these values are at the core of our business too. Ireland has an open economy and a highly-skilled talent pool and today’s announcement of 100 jobs and the opening of a new Dublin office will drive our long-term investment and cooperation focus here.”

Nurturing talent

Huawei Ireland works closely with local operators and partners, and is focused on nurturing future talent and highly-skilled professionals in these areas across the country. Huawei works with a number of Irish third-level institutions, including Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and University College Cork.  It helps fund vital Irish research into video, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

The company also partners key Science Foundation Ireland centres such as Connect, Insight, Adapt and Lero.  In 2018, Huawei Ireland received a Technology Ireland award for its work with Adapt which focused on a system that enables automatic in-scene detection and placement of advertisements in videos.