Irish industry body ICT Ireland announced yesterday (28 May) that the number of new tech jobs created in the country so far this year is already equal to the sum total of 2011’s figure.
Today, research, media and technology company IDG Connect also announced it is midway through hiring for 125 new jobs in Dublin, pushing that number even higher.
ICT Ireland’s announcement came as online retailer Amazon announced 100 new technology jobs in Dublin, bringing the nationwide total to 4,000 this year.
IDG Connect has already recruited 60 people in roles across campaign management, telephone support, data analysis and business intelligence, and is due to hire a total of 125 by the end of next year.
John P O'Malley, chief executive of IDG Connect, says Ireland “offers the perfect mix of core skills, high levels of education, an established infrastructure and multi-lingual labour pool”.
ICT Ireland director Paul Sweetman says the Amazon announcements "reaffirms the tremendous strength of the technology sector in Ireland”.
He also said that Ireland’s membership of the European Union was of “crucial importance” to its attractiveness to foreign investors.
The IDG Connect investment was supported by government investment agency IDA Ireland, and is the latest in a number of companies to expand their operations in Ireland, following IBM
earlier this month, as reported by recruiter.co.uk
, while in April, Apple announced the early stages of a plan to bring 500 new jobs
to the country.