Dublin received a double jobs boost with computer technology giant Oracle and Irish medical technology company 3D4Medical yesterday announcing a combined 520 full-time positions.
The US software firm used the opening of its state-of-the-art Dublin offices to launch an recruitment drive across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for 1,400 cloud sales staff, 450 of whom will be based in Ireland.
Successful applicants will get the chance to help shape the future of cloud computing, according to Oracle president Loïc Le Guisquet.
“These are exciting times for Oracle,” he said.
“We are extending our sales force to support our customers through their digital transformation.
"Starting today, we are hiring 1,400 sharp, ambitious inside sales professionals across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
“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.
"Anybody looking to make a real impact with their career in technology should come and join Oracle, the cloud company.”
The jobs are the fruits of a multi-billion dollar investment by Oracle in its suite of 600 cloud applications.
Outside of Dublin, its recruitment drive will focus on five further locations: Amsterdam, Cairo, Dubai, Malaga, and Prague.
3D4Medical announced the creation of 70 jobs over the coming 18 months at its new global headquarters in Blackrock.
An indigenous technology company, it specialises in the development of medical applications for professionals, as well as student and patient education.
The company will create positions in the technical, design and medical sectors, including software developers, 3D graphic artists, and medical writers to build on the success of its world- renowned applications.
The Oracle and 3D4Medical jobs announcements — supported by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, respectively — mark a positive start to 2016 for the State agencies.
Meanwhile, there was further good news for the IDA yesterday, as research by recruitment firm CPL showed the effect of its strong performance in 2015.
Double-digit growth in job postings across key foreign direct investment sectors was registered by the CPL Employment Market Monitor, illustrating the strong rebound of the professional jobs market in recent years.
The science, engineering, and supply chain sector showed the greatest overall growth, with the number of jobs at three to four times its 2011 level.
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