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Microsoft announces plans to hire 600 people in Ireland

Written by Robert McHugh, on 17th Feb 2017. Posted in Ireland

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It was announced today that Microsoft is to hire 600 people following the selection of Dublin as the location for one of four global Inside Sales Centres.

Five hundred new roles have been created with immediate effect and a further 100 people will be recruited across its existing operations with opportunities in a broad range of roles with opportunities available in Operations, Engineering, Data Centre Management, Technical Solutions, Search Account Management and traditional customer sales.

These new recruits will join the 1,200 people already working with Microsoft in the Dublin based EMEA Operations Centre, the European Development Centre, the Irish Sales and Marketing Subsidiary and at the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Data Centre.

The recruitment process for the newly created Inside Sales roles in Ireland has already started, but truly gets underway today with an ambition to have the organisation fully operational by the middle of the year.  

While many roles require previous sales or technical experience, the company is also seeking to recruit graduates with a few years’ experience who have the passion and aptitude necessary for these exciting opportunities. Microsoft is offering an extensive array of benefits in addition to a competitive package for the right candidates. Individuals with the relevant skills are being offered the opportunity to enjoy an exciting and rewarding career with one of the world’s leading technology companies.

It was also announced today that not only will the company increase its workforce significantly but it will also move into a new campus in Leopardstown before the end of the calendar year. 

The €134m investment in the new campus will create an unrivalled workplace for the Dublin-based team with views of the mountains and race and golf courses, technology embedded throughout the building, state-of-the-art gym and exercise spaces, a range of cuisine at bespoke designed restaurants and rooftop terraces.  
Speaking at the announcement of the new investment, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said, "Ireland and Microsoft have enjoyed a long and prosperous history since their establishment in Ireland in 1985 and I'm delighted that this relationship continues to bloom with the announcement of 600 new jobs in Dublin." 

He added, "The establishment of their transformational Inside Sale Centre is a testament to the attractiveness of Ireland as a location with our strong commitment to our EU membership, a competitive tax regime, a business-friendly environment and a skilled workforce with high levels of education. Finally, I wish all Microsoft employees every success in the future on their new state of the art campus in Leopardstown."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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