Good news for the area as 200 jobs have been announced at Microsoft in Leopardstown.
Half of the new roles will be in high-skilled engineering positions, with the rest in sales, data centre operations, graduate and intern positions.
Microsoft has had operations in Ireland for over 30 years and currently employs 2,000 people in the country. The technology company opened its €134 million campus in Leopardstown earlier this year.
Speaking at the announcement, local Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said: “Ireland has a strong pool of highly skilled workers, a first-class education system, a competitive and transparent taxation regime and a pro-enterprise environment. The Government is working hard to ensure we remain internationally competitive.
“Today’s announcement of 200 high skilled jobs is very welcome. It shows the progress we are making in our mission to make this country an innovative, digital economy and a global leader for the tech sector.”
Local Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. also welcomed the new jobs: “The creation of 200 jobs at the Microsoft campus is hugely welcome. Such an investment shows that companies like Microsoft have great confidence in the Irish ability to deliver highly skilled workers in a competitive and creative environment.”
Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland, said: “The broad-based expansion of Microsoft in Ireland reflects the dynamism, energy and continued transformation of our team in Dublin.
“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.”
To learn more about a potential career at Microsoft Ireland at www.careers.microsoft.com