Microsoft announces the creation of 200 new jobs in Dublin
The creation of the new roles follows on from the 500 new jobs announced by the tech giants in February of this year.
Microsoft has revealed details of an expansion of its Dublin-based Inside Sales Organisation with the creation of 200 new jobs.
The announcement follows a similar one in February when 500 new jobs were created, 80% of which have been filled with recruitment well advanced for the remaining positions.
Once the 200 new jobs announced today are filled, it will bring Microsoft’s overall employee numbers in Ireland to 2,000.
Microsoft is seeking applications for Technical and Solutions Sales Specialists as well as those with language capabilities to help create and deliver solutions to a broad range of customers across the EMEA region. The company is also recruiting individuals with leadership experience to help build the organisation and to support the growing teams of digital sellers.
Recruitment is underway for the 200 new positions and Microsoft intends to have all 700 new hire roles – including the 500 announced earlier in the year – filled before the end of this calendar year.
Microsoft says that it offers an extensive array of benefits in addition to a competitive package for the right candidates.
Speaking at today’s announcement, 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.”
For more information, check out the Microsoft website.