It was announced today that PressReader will officially open its new offices in Dublin and will create 65 positions in Ireland.
The Canadian company is a global platform that allows people to read, share and talk about stories from over 7,000 top-quality publications online or via an app. It boasts 7 million monthly active users worldwide. Readers get unlimited access by subscription or they can get the entire experience sponsored by one of PressReader’s 15,000 partners.
The company is currently seeking to hire a team of developers to round out its machine-learning capabilities.
Irish publications distributing their content through PressReader include the Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and Irish Daily Mirror as well as a number of regional publications and Hot Press magazine with more to be announced in the coming months. Other leading publications on the platform include The Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science and NME.
Speaking of the company’s plans for the new office, CEO of PressReader, Alex Kroogman said, "We see a lot of great things happening in the tech sector in Ireland and we’re excited to be another large force that’s pushing the industry forward. Now that we’ve opened our Dublin office we’re starting our search for top Irish tech talent. Our first goal is to hire developers to help build and enhance PressReader’s machine learning capabilities. Initiatives like CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, make it possible for us to find the very best people to fill these high-skill positions and compete on a global scale."
Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Michael Vickers added, "I am pleased to welcome PressReader to Ireland and to have them join the growing number of Canadian companies that have expanded to the country recently. With the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) provisionally applied, we expect to see more Canadian companies follow in PressReader’s footsteps and take advantage of Ireland’s strong and growing tech sector, the access to the European market it offers, and the ever-growing commercial ties between our two countries. I would like to wish PressReader much success in its continued growth and global expansion."