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Friday 25 July 2014

Another 200 jobs for Dublin as US visit comes to an end

Niall O'Connor

Published 06/06/2014|23:19

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Enda Kenny on Facebook's headquarters in California

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has concluded his three day trade mission to the US with the announcement of 200 new jobs for Dublin.

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Software firm Workday has revealed plans to double its workforce in the capital over the next three years.

The company already employs 200 people at its European headquarters in South Dublin, which was established in 2008 following the acquisition of another firm.

The creation of 100 jobs at Hewlett Packard in Galway and 100 positions at Yelp in Dublin were also announced during Mr Kenny's trip.

Speaking about the new positions, Mr Kenny said the government has been focused on securing investment by firms in the high technology sector.

"Winning international investment in areas like the high growth technology sector is essential to our recovery plan and a testament to our exceptionally talented workforce and our business-friendly environment," he said.

The Government's trade mission to San Francisco and Palo Alto this week is part of our strategy to reinforce existing investor relationships and build new connections in the USA so that we can continue to secure new jobs and investment for Ireland," he added.

The Taoiseach has visited several global headquarters of multi-national companies which have invested in Ireland.

The companies include Google, Tesla Motors, New Relic, Cisco, PCH International and Yelp.

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