US software firm Workday has today announced it will create 400 new jobs at its European headquarters in Dublin.
It is understood that hiring will commence immediately, as the company moves to grow its Irish workforce by 30 per cent.
The cloud-based finance and human resources software developer currently employs more than 1,300 people at its Smithfield headquarters.
The new roles will span product and technology development, sales, customer operations and other functions, and are supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
“Since setting up operations in Ireland in 2008, we’ve attracted some of the industry’s best talent to help develop our innovative products,” Workday co-chief executive, Chano Fernandez said.
“Our Irish team has helped to shape our technology and ultimately supported the success of our customers around the world. With this added support, we’ll be able to continue this great progress by expanding our efforts in the region and fostering a great culture in our Dublin office,” he added.
Meanwhile Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has described the jobs announcement as “a great vote of confidence in Dublin, and in Ireland.”
“It is a strong endorsement of the skills and talent of our workforce and provides a welcome boost to our economy,” he said.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Leo Varadkar, said: “The creation of these 400 additional jobs underlines the company’s commitment to Ireland and is a real boost at time when so many people are out of work.
“It’s also a huge boost for Smithfield and Dublin City Centre which is quiet now but will be bustling again.”
IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said the announcement “further enhances Ireland’s reputation as a premier location for companies in the cloud computing industry.”
Details on open opportunities and careers at Workday can be found here