Microsoft to create 200 new jobs in Ireland
It's a positive day on the jobs front so far as Microsoft has announced that it will be creating 200 jobs in Ireland.
Half of the new roles will be in high-skilled engineering positions, based in its Leopardstown complex.
The remainder of the positions will be in sales, data centre operations as well as graduate and intern positions.
Microsoft currently employs 2,000 people in Ireland, and of the 200 new positions, 100 will be engineers focusing on areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning for customers.
Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland, said that the continued expansion of the Dublin operation means that it will play a big role in developing technologies to solve customer problems.
"The team here is working with businesses, governments, organisations and people across the globe to help make our vision a reality - helping them to do and achieve more. Microsoft is developing and deploying solutions fuelled by new technologies that are helping to support opportunities and solve challenges for our customers.
"Our engineering team is at the centre of this work. From the creation of new cloud services that enable flexible working for employees and the adoption of machine learning to automated translation, to the harnessing of data to provide personalised products, Microsoft engineers in Dublin are developing exciting innovations that have global impact," Hallahan said.