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Software firm Workday to create 1,000 jobs in Dublin

Workday, developer of cloud-based software for finance and HR, will create 1,000 jobs in Dublin.

The roles will be rolled out over the next two years at the company’s European headquarters.

The company also announced that it would build a new European headquarters at Grangegorman in Dublin to accommodate its growing workforce.

“Our presence in Dublin and the incredible talent we’ve been able to hire here have been essential parts of our innovation and customer service efforts – two core values ​​at Workday,” said Chano Fernandez, co-CEO of Workday.

“We see great opportunities ahead as we help some of the world’s largest organizations in their digital transformation efforts, including how they adapt to change, plan for the future and support their employees in a world of change. evolving work,” he added.

The latest news follows the company announcing 400 jobs for Dublin just over a year ago.

The company first came to Ireland in 2008 when it bought Irish technology company Cape Clear.

The company currently employs around 1,700 people in Ireland.

The roles announced today will span a variety of areas, including product development, engineering and data science, sales, services, and user experience.

“Today’s announcement of 1,000 new jobs by Workday is a very significant recognition of Ireland as a place to do business and of our reputation as Europe’s leading tech hub,” said the Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who attended the announcement this morning.

“It’s a vote of confidence in the skills and talent of our workforce and in our continued appeal to leading global companies. I also welcome the company’s decision to build its new European headquarters at Grangegorman in Dublin,” he added.

Pending the construction of its new European headquarters, Workday will become the anchor tenant of the Dockline Building in Dublin 1.

This will provide additional accommodation next to its existing headquarters at the Kings Building.

The news was also welcomed by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and IDA Ireland who supported the investment.

“Workday’s investment in the future Grangegorman campus and the addition of 1,000 new roles demonstrates the company’s long-term vision for its Ireland-based European headquarters,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA.

“The economic impact of this investment through capital expenditure and the creation of high value jobs is both an important win for Ireland and a huge vote of confidence in Ireland’s tech ecosystem,” said Mr Shanahan.

“It will also be a significant boost to the business environment and increased economic activity in this North Dublin area,” he added.

The new European headquarters will be built on land in Grangegorman purchased from the Health Service Executive.

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