Tuesday 16 January 2018

Demand brings 40 hi-tech jobs to capital

Peter Flanagan New Technology Correspondent

A US digital media firm is to open its biggest international office in Dublin, creating up to 40 jobs in the process.

Demand Media, which hosts a number of websites including the college humour site Cracked.com and instructional site eHow.com, said it would set up the global headquarters for its domain services business.

The company says its sites receive around 100 million visits a month.

Demand says the Dublin office will "model that of a technology start-up".

The company is seeking staff with experience across "all functions", including product engineering, sales and marketing, IT, finance, operations and customer support.

Demand estimates it will create between 20 and 40 jobs this year after IDA helped it set up here.

"We are excited to expand our business into the thriving tech scene of Dublin," said Dave Panos, executive vice president of emerging markets for the company.

Creative

"At such an exhilarating time in the domain services industry, we are eager to recruit creative and high-energy professionals who are up to the challenge of taking the lead in the changing the internet landscape."

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the move was "another boost to the ICT sector".

Meanwhile, the Irish affiliate of copier giant Xerox said it had brought 25 jobs back to Ireland after they had been outsourced to Asia.

Cork-based IBS, which was taken over by Xerox in January, is repatriating the call centre jobs from Manila in the Philippines and Bangalore in India.

IBS also has plans to create another 20 jobs.

Irish Independent

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