Vodafone to create 200 jobs in Dublin
Communications giant Vodafone has revealed plans to create up to 200 permanent jobs in Dublin following the establishment of a new €60m European sales centre.
The centre, located in Carrickmines, will use advanced sales tools and data analytics to provide support for business customers in Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK.
Two additional support hubs are located in Central and Southern Europe.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the announcement by Vodafone equated to a vote of confidence in Ireland's economy: "The jobs-led recovery is founded on economic and political stability and we are determined to maintain this progress into the future."
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD described the news as a very welcome boost.
"Data analytics is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our action plan for jobs," he said today.
Meanwhile, the IDA welcomed Vodafone's plans, and said that this investment will embed Ireland further within the wider Vodafone group, which has operations in 26 countries.
Anne O'Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, said that Ireland was selected due to the availability of a highly skilled and talented graduate workforce.
Recruitment for the new roles has already begun.