Six North American companies plan to recruit 320 staff in Dublin

Business, Employment | Wed 4 Nov | Author – Business & Finance
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320 new jobs have been announced for Dublin today by six North American high-growth companies across a number of sectors, such as technology and business services.

All six companies are actively recruiting for roles in their Dublin operations including software development and engineering, business development and sales, finance and operations and multilingual customer support.

Website publishing platform Squarespace is expanding its EMEA Dublin headquarters with the creation of 160 new jobs over the next three years.

Established in May 2013, Squarespace’s Dublin headquarters is responsible for serving Squarespace customers around the globe., the results-focused online entrepreneurial business course provider, is planning to create 50 new jobs over the next three years.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, provides online entrepreneurial business courses that teach entrepreneurs skills and strategies for starting or growing their business.

The company plans to locate its Global Support and Technology Development Centre in Ireland, employing 50 people in customer experience and product/technology development roles.

Privately held software company Asana is establishing an operations centre in Dublin to meet growing global demand.

Headquartered in San Francisco, the company plans to hire 30 people by 2017. App teams currently use the company’s software to track their work and get results.

Stock video company Pond5 also announced plans to open an operation centre, creating up to 30 software development jobs over three years in Dublin.

The company was founded in 2006 is headquartered in New York with offices also in Prague and Genève. Pond5 is a high-growth ecommerce company offering a diverse collection of video footage.

Wave2Wave has been an innovator in the network connectivity industry over recent times. Today, the company announced that it is establishing its international headquarters in Dublin, employing 30 people over three years. The new headquarters is responsible for sales and marketing, finance and operations and will commence research and development activity in 2016.

Primary Integration is a global commissioning and operational risk management consulting organization. The company has opened a new office in Dublin and expects to create 20 new roles by the end of 2016 for project managers and commissioning engineers.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, said: “The creation of 320 new jobs by these digital pioneers is fantastic news for Ireland and further adds to our reputation as a location for emerging companies. These companies join Ireland’s thriving technology sector, which continues to go from strength to strength. The Government’s priority is to keep the recovery going through job creation and continuing to provide a great environment for high-growth companies to expand.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland, commented said: “Ireland has become a launchpad for high-growth companies from across the world. Ireland, and our talented workforce, will play a big part in the next phase of the development for these companies as they embark upon their next phases of expansion. It’s worth remembering that many companies that started out with modest plans are now some of the top employers in Ireland, making a significant contribution to the economy. Since 2010, 130 high growth companies have been attracted to Ireland as a place from which to access the European market. IDA Ireland looks forward to continuing to partner closely with this new group of companies as they grow their global footprint from Ireland.”