An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was joined at the recent opening of Salesforce’s new complex at Sandyford Business District by David Dempsey, senior vice president, Salesforce.com, and Barry O’Leary, chief executive, IDA Ireland

AN AMERICAN computer company has announced the creation of 100 jobs at its new state-of-the-art complex in Sandyford, which was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, recently.

The jobs are in the areas of sales and marketing, IT and customer support, and are based at the new complex in Central Park.

This brings the total number of Salesforce.com jobs in Ireland to 600.

Opening the new 50,000sq ft office complex, the Taoiseach said: “Today’s announcement that salesforce.com is creating 100 new jobs in Dublin is a strong endorsement of Ireland’s strengths in the digital sector and of our talented and dedicated people.”

David Dempsey, senior vice president of salesforce.com Ireland, said: “Ireland has played a key role in our success in Europe and we are delighted to be able to expand our reach in the region by hiring [another] 100 talented individuals in Dublin and opening a new office at No 1, Central Park.”

Welcoming the news, local councillor Gerry Horkan (FF) said: “I welcome the news of the new Salesforce.com jobs in Sandyford.

“Sandyford Business District is the single biggest contributor to the council in terms of rates and is a huge employer.

“This investment is a tribute to the work that has been done to make Sandyford Business District one of the most attractive business locations in the country.”

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Olivia Mitchell said she was delighted that Salesforce.com is continuing to invest in high-end jobs in South Dublin. While Cllr Lettie McCarthy (Lab) said: “100 more jobs [being] created in Sandyford will be very good news for 100 families in the area.

“Sandyford is a great location to work, situated in the centre of major residential development and very well served by public transport with shopping, banking and restaurant services right on your doorstep.”

Anyone interested in applying for the jobs on offer can do so by going to www.salesforce.com/irelandjobs/.