700 Technology Jobs Announced
A staggering seven-hundred technology jobs have been announced for Dublin today by three companies in the technology and medical device sectors. The companies include Voxpro, LinkedIn and West Pharmaceutical Services.
Voxpro, which provides customer, sales and technical support services to technology firms, is recruiting 400 people at their new Point Village offices in Dublin’s Docklands.
Its customers include Google and Airbnb – companies which have centres close to Voxpro’s new offices.
The Cork headquartered company will employ more than 2,000 people in Ireland once the roles are filled, and plans to grow to more than 3,0000 globally over the next 12 to 18 months.
In Irish terms, that means it will employ more people here than some of the largest technology companies already established in the capital.
Voxpro also has offices in the US in Athens, Georgia and Folsom, California, and serves customers in 32 countries around the world.
There are various career opportunities available including; technical support, customer experience, training and management positions.
The business was founded by chief executive Dan Kiely and his wife Linda over twenty years ago, and at the time, Voxpro employed only six people.
LinkedIn is expanding its Europe Middle East and Africa headquarters workforce by a further 200.
Established in Ireland in 2010 with just three employees, LinkedIn now has 1,000 employees across product lines and supports over 50 markets, from the UK to South Africa.
The announcement comes ahead of the completion of LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ at Wilton Place, with construction set to finish in 2017.
The new office space includes an in-house gym, 300 bicycle parking spots, barista stations and a music room.
The new roles will be in sales and support, customer operations and engineering.
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, said the jobs highlight Ireland’s importance to the company.
“At LinkedIn, we’re continuing to invest in the people and infrastructure required to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce,” he said
West Pharmaceutical Services
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania-based West Pharmaceutical Services have today announced the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at its contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, in West Dublin and will add 100 jobs to their team over the next five years.
The company makes packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. The expansion is in response to customer demand for medical device manufacturing—especially in the area of diabetes.
Along with the expansion of its Dublin facility, West is also growing its proprietary product business in Waterford, Ireland. The Company previously announced the construction of a centre of excellence for its proprietary elastomeric sheeting and injectable component product lines. The new plant is expected to begin full commercial operations in 2018.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today’s announcements were good news for the government’s jobs plan;
“Today’s announcement is further demonstration that our skilled people are highly attractive to the world’s leading technology firms. We have worked hard to create a positive business environment for companies who are investing here because of our open economy, skilled people, and our strong relationship with Europe and progressive society which makes Ireland an attractive place for people to work and live.”