06/10/2017

Microsoft Announces 200 New Jobs In Ireland

Microsoft has announced it is to create 200 new jobs in Ireland.

The firm confirmed it is further investing in Ireland through the expansion of its Dublin-based EMEA Inside Sales organisation.

The company announced in February that Dublin had been selected as the location for the new EMEA Inside Sales organisation. This led to the immediate creation of 500 new jobs, 80% of which have already been filled and with recruitment well advanced for the remaining positions.

The 200 additional roles announced today reflect the rapid expansion of the organisation.

Microsoft is seeking applications for Technical and Solutions Sales Specialists as well as those with language capabilities to help create and deliver solutions that will empower a broad range of customers across the EMEA region to achieve more. The company is also recruiting individuals with leadership experience to help build the organisation and to support the growing teams of talented digital sellers.

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, said: "I welcome the announcement that Microsoft is adding 200 new roles to the Inside Sales organisation just six months after the investment was first announced.

"It demonstrates the opportunities that can be created for Ireland from our existing employers and investors, and illustrates that the talent is available in Ireland for these types of jobs and for employers. A key priority for this Government and my Department is to ensure that high technology companies, such as Microsoft, have the right business environment to develop and expand.

"I am confident that Microsoft will be able to source the talent necessary, as a result of the Government's commitment to pursuing skills availability for our high technology industries. I wish them continued success as it deepens its commitment even further in Ireland."

Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland, added: "The rapid expansion of our EMEA Inside Sales organisation reflects the dynamism and transformation of the company. Microsoft is driving innovation which is delivering business outcomes for customers, and in turn is creating significant demand for our solutions.

"With Ireland the home of our EMEA Data Centre, European Development Centre, EMEA Operations Centre, European Development Centre, and EMEA Inside Sales business, we are well positioned to benefit from this growth. The continued contribution of the Dublin-based Inside Sales team to the company at a global level ensures that we are in a strong position when we seek to attract further investment to Ireland.

"With the continued growth of our team and our preparations for a move into our beautiful new state of the art campus building, our fourth decade in Ireland is shaping up to be the best yet."

(CD/LM)


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