31/08/2016

Fitbit Creates 50 Jobs In Dublin

Fitbit has officially opened its new European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin, creating up to 50 jobs by the end of the year.

The wearable technology company said that Ireland's reputation for being a centre of innovation and providing top technology talent were important factors in its decision to establish its EMEA here and will enable the company to further expand in the region as part of its global growth strategy.

The new Dublin office will house the strategic business functions for the region, including senior management roles, sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer support staff, which will provide targeted support to the millions of Fitbit users across the region. The company hopes to grow to approximately 50 people by the end of the year and has room for up to 100 by the end of 2017.

Speaking today at the opening of Fitbit's new EMEA headquarters location on Baggot Street in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor, said: "Today's announcement is a further recognition of Ireland's appeal as an international hub for successful companies such as Fitbit. Fitbit is one of the world's most popular and fastest growing health and wellness companies, and I am delighted that they have selected Ireland as the location for their EMEA headquarters as it will provide exciting employment opportunities for our skilled workers. I wish Des Power and his team the utmost success in the coming years.

Fitbit CEO and Co-Founder, James Park, added: "We've seen Dublin become a strategic hub for the technology industry as a centre for innovation and sourcing top talent in the region, and we look forward to building a strong team here to complement our offices around the world.

"I'm excited to welcome Des to the team and back to his native Ireland. I have great confidence in our ability to further expand our business and help people across EMEA lead healthier, more active lives."

(MH/LM)

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