Professional services firm EY has announced the opening of two new offices in Dublin and Galway and the creation of 270 new jobs.
The firm has experienced organic growth of more than 16% per annum and robust growth is expected for the 2016 financial year.
Having grown its workforce over 27% in the past two years, EY will recruit 220 experienced staff across its business over the next 12 months, at salaries averaging in excess of €50,000 per annum.
EY is recruiting people from various disciplines including accounting, finance, engineering, IT, consultancy and business.
These new hires will be based across EY’s seven offices in Ireland, including its new and now fully operational offices, located in the Station Building, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 and Eyre Square in Galway city.
In addition to hiring 25 people for its new Galway office, EY will also increase its footprint in Limerick, where it currently employs over 50 people, having just signed the lease on a new office space in the city that can accommodate up to 100 people.
Mike McKerr, country managing partner, EY Ireland, commented: “As we grow our business we need to find the right mix of talent to meet our client demands and we are delighted to be in a position to create these additional 270 jobs. We are recruiting professionals at all levels, from graduates through to directors and partners, with the type of sector specific experience which will allow us to provide clients with the insight and advice they need to protect and grow their businesses and customer base”.
Speaking ahead of the job announcement, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “It is a true mark of confidence in the Irish economy, when an international business can be competitive and grow to the degree EY have in this country. The fact that these jobs will be spread across EY’s offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway is very welcome news as one of my priorities as Minister is to ensure employment growth across the regions.”