1,500 new jobs announced
Several firms announced expansion this week, bringing almost 1,500 jobs to our shores.
HMV is hiring for Christmas. The music outlet will recruit up to 210 new staff across their 16 stores nationwide, including their flagship on Grafton Street. The company also claimed that the roles may lead to log-term employment.
“The run-up to the Christmas holiday period is an incredibly important time of the year for us, especially as so many fantastic releases come out around this time,” claimed GM Jay Smit.
Financial services firm Clearstream is to create 100 jobs after plans to establish an operational centre in Dublin. The centre will support investment processing into hedge funds in the city.
CEO of Clearstream, Jeffrey Tessler, said: "Our aim is to grow our Dublin franchise over time, thus creating new jobs in Ireland."
Healthcare provider Centric Health will create 200 new jobs as it opens 10 new care centres throughout the country. NewBridge, Co. Kildare will be the first place to welcome a new centre, with 50 positions being filled by early 2013.
“We’re expanding our radiology business where we currently operate in the UK, Irish and Australian markets. This is going to create a significant number of jobs,” said Chief executive of Centric, Dr Maurice Cox.
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Dropbox has announced 40 new jobs in Dublin after it confirmed the opening of its first international centre here. The headquarters will serve over 100 million users with technical support.
"We're delighted to be closer to tens of millions of our European customers,” said Drew Houston, Dropbox CEO.
Dublin based Sage CRM provider and partner, Enbu Consulting, has announced plans to expand its workforce. The five new positions will be primarily in the area of software development and support management.
“The growth of the company has been driven by a number of major national and international contracts,” said CEO Fran Meggs.