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Wednesday 3 September 2014

Kenny's US trade trip ends with 400 jobs

Niall O'Connor San Francisco

Published 07/06/2014 | 02:30

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

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 yesterday 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 was also announced during Mr Kenny's trip.

Speaking about the new positions, Mr Kenny said the Government had 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 yesterday visited several global headquarters of multinational companies that have invested in Ireland.

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

Mr Kenny used his final speech during the three-day visit to remark on the sacrifices made by the Irish people during the economic recovery.

Irish Independent

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