300 jobs in IT and hospitality sectors

There was good news on the jobs front yesterday with the announcement of nearly 300 jobs across the IT and hospitality sectors.

Computing giant Microsoft announced that it will hire 95 people at its operation in Dublin.

The roles are split between software development, graduates, and the company’s overseas operations centre.

Another Dublin-based company, Brandtone, specialising in mobile marketing, has said it will invest over €2m in research and development which will create 29 jobs.

Brandtone co-founder and CEO Donald Fitzmaurice said the investment was necessary to keep Brandtone competitive in a global market.

“To remain competitive and to continue to meet the needs of our clients against the background of rapidly changing technology and competitive landscapes, we must invest in research and development and in the people that make that possible,” said Mr Fitzmaurice.

Another firm operating in the telecoms sector, FCS Global, is to expand its training, engineering, and US operations, creating 10 jobs.

In the hospitality sector, two major projects have been announced.

In Dublin, The Wright Bar Group is to invest €800,000 and create 100 jobs with the opening of two new venues, the Hogs and Heffers Club and the Baroque Club.

In Cork, publican Jonny O’Mahony is to create 45 jobs with the opening of the third stage of the Hanover St complex.

The Hanover, a new night-time venue, is set to open its doors on Friday Dec 6.

Mr O’Mahony said he was delighted to be able to provide employment in Cork.

“We have been building up to this moment all year and are delighted to be providing 45 more jobs for Cork and its environs with the hopes of more again in the future,” he said.

* Search ‘TheHanover’ on Facebook or Twitter. To apply for a job, email thehanover@gmail.com

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