US firm creates 50 jobs in Dublin
A US company is to hire an extra 50 staff for its Dublin office on top of 100 it announced earlier in the year, it has been revealed.
Dun & Bradstreet, a leading provider of commercial information to businesses, is ramping up its recruitment drive, pledging to create the 150 jobs by the end of next year.
The company already employs 40 workers in high-end positions at its base in Sandyford, Dublin.
Recruitment is under way for researchers, software developers, analysts and support staff.
Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe said the move showed investor confidence in Ireland's capacity to pull itself out of recession.
"D&B's decision to ramp up its recruitment drive shows confidence to hire and to invest is returning to the economy and our high-calibre graduates are exceeding the expectations of global market leaders," the minister said.
"I was very encouraged by a recent meeting I held with senior members of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills team and today's announcement aligns well with Government policy to position Ireland as the top European location for innovation-led knowledge-intensive global business services."
IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O'Leary said the increased investment was welcome.