Saturday 24 February 2018

Yahoo to create 100 jobs here as it regains foothold on web

Peter Flanagan Technology Correspondent

THE Irish business of computing giant Yahoo has begun recruiting as part of an expansion of its business here.

The firm is believed to be looking for about 100 staff here and has begun hiring managers and human resources staff to facilitate the increase in personnel.

Yahoo currently employs more than 200 people in its Dublin office at East Point business park. The staff here are employed mostly as advertising sales staff and content managers for Yahoo's Irish website.

A company spokesman could not be reached last night.

News of the increase in headcount in Dublin is a far cry from two years ago when the business was cutting 4pc of its staff and rolling back its operations across the globe.

Since then, the group has begun to be revamped globally. Long-time Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive last year and under her guidance the company has begun to regain a foothold in the global search business and reported annual results that comfortably beat market expectations last week.

Ms Mayer said she expects to build on the last quarter's gains by getting users to spend more time on a dozen popular sites, including mail and Yahoo Finance.

Irish Independent

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