Thursday 18 December 2014

New jobs at SurveyMonkey and Agile Networks

Published 10/04/2014 | 08:37

NO REPRO FEE 10/4/2014. Labour Party Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD(R) with Managing Director, Agile Networks Darragh Richard during the official opening of Agile Networks. Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector. The announcement was made during a visit by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, when he officially opened Agile Networks new offices at Blanchardstown today. Since it was set up after a successful management buy-out in 2011, Agile Networks has recorded remarkable growth figures, achieving £2.3 million in turnover in its first year, growing to an estimated £7 million in 2014. Starting off with six employees in 2011, the new jobs represent a fivefold increase in staff numbers. The network integration company's client list includes HEAnet,  Analog Devices, the ESB and 14 of the top 25 internet service providers in Ireland.  The Dublin company has grown its client base from just seven customers in 2011 to 53 this year and it currently supports over 1 million end users, across 1,200 sites. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector
Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector
Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector
Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector
Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector
Labour Party Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD(L) with Managing Director, Agile Networks Darragh Richard during the official opening of Agile Networks. Irish-owned Agile Networks is doubling its workforce over the next eighteen months, creating 16 new full-time jobs in the technology sector

TWO IT firms will create 66 jobs over the next 18 months.

SurveyMonkey, the online polling firm, is relocating some of its staff from Portugal to a Dublin office, and will add 50 positions over the next year.

And Irish-owned IT services company Agile Networks is doubling its workforce to create 16 jobs.

Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey's new jobs include account management and customer support.

The news was welcomed today by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton.

Irish Independent

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