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LinkedIn and Voxpro create 600 tech jobs in the capital

Published 29/11/2016 | 02:30

Six hundred new tech-related jobs have been announced by an expanding Cork-based company and the online networking giant, LinkedIn. (Stock photo)
Six hundred new tech-related jobs have been announced by an expanding Cork-based company and the online networking giant, LinkedIn. (Stock photo)

Six hundred new tech-related jobs have been announced by an expanding Cork-based company and the online networking giant, LinkedIn.

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Irish outsourcing firm Voxpro is to add 400 new jobs after opening its new office in Dublin's docklands.

The new jobs, a mixture of engineering and customer service roles, will bring the company's total headcount in Ireland to more than 2,000 and to more than 3,000 globally. Voxpro was established by husband and wife Dan and Linda Kiely back in 2002.

Its client list includes Google, Nest, and Airbnb. It also services the €8bn online payments firm, Stripe, started by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison. In 2015 Voxpro reported revenues of around €33m and predicted revenue to nearly double this year.

Meanwhile, LinkedIn has announced the addition of 200 jobs in Dublin to bring its total employment here to 1,200 staff.

The new positions will be in sales, customer support, operations and engineering. LinkedIn, which was recently bought by Microsoft in a €23bn deal, is scheduled to finish building its new European HQ adjacent to Dublin's Grand Canal next year.

"Ireland has proven to be a very strategic location for us to headquarter our EMEA operations," said LinkedIn chief executive Jeff Weiner.

"We look forward to growing our footprint in Ireland by expanding our already 1000-person team with another 200 employees."

Irish Independent

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