Cloud computing firm creates 450 jobs

Cloud computing firm creates 450 jobs

Cloud computing giant Oracle is to hire 450 staff in Dublin.

The investment is part of the company’s international recruitment to find 1,400 sales people to drive its growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Dublin, where a new state-of-the-art office will open, was chosen alongside Amsterdam, Cairo, Dubai, Malaga and Prague.

Oracle president Loic Le Guisquet said: “These are exciting times for Oracle. We are extending our sales force to support our customers through their digital transformation.

“I want socially savvy, switched-on individuals who can help customers respond to the digital imperative and make their businesses future-proof.

“We’re looking for people who want to be relevant to the biggest trends shaping business and technology.”

Oracle has more than 600 different cloud applications which, combined with what it calls comprehensive on-premises hardware and software, helps clients manage their computing environment.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "This announcement of 450 new jobs in cloud computing is a vote of confidence in Dublin's reputation as a tech hub with a highly skilled talent pool and the right policies for business to thrive.

“The Government is determined to keep the recovery going by maintaining our attractiveness as a location for investment.

“I welcome Oracle’s cloud investment plans, choosing Ireland as a key location to drive their future business.”

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, who has met senior Oracle executives in the USA in recent years to discuss expansions, said: “Cloud computing is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen impressive growth in this area.

“Today’s announcement that Oracle is creating 450 additional jobs on Dublin’s northside is a massive boost.

“This has huge knock-on benefits in the form of extra jobs in supply and service companies, as well as additional revenues for the exchequer to invest in better services.

“Through our long term plan we can keep the recovery going and create more jobs like this in the coming years.”

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