Jobs boost for Dublin with 520 new positions announced

Software company Oracle has announced 450 jobs for “cloud sales professionals” in Dublin.

The company is to grow its Irish workforce over 1,800 as part of a multi-billion euro investment across the Europe.

A further boost will see 70 jobs created over the next 18 months by 3D4Medical, an Irish medical technology company which is one of the world leaders in developing applications for the healthcare sector.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Richard Burton, as well as officials from IDA Ireland which has supported the Oracle investment, were given a tour of the company site as the announcements were made.

Oracle’s cloud technologies deliver everything from secure computing infrastructure to enterprise cloud applications.

It currently offers more than 600 different cloud applications.

At the announcement in the East Point Business Park today, 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.”

He said the Government is determined to maintain Ireland’s reputation as an attractive location for investment.

President of Oracle Loic Le Guisquet said it was an “exciting” time for the company.

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.”

3D4Medical, which is being supported by Enterprise Ireland, revealed its recruitment plan to treble its workforce as it opened a new global headquarters in Blackrock, Dublin.

The home-grown company specialises in developing medical applications for professional reference as well as student and patient education for use on the iPhone, iPad and on desktops.

It also has offices in Poland, Russia and San Diego.

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