Workday, Inc.(NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today announced plans to create 200 new positions in Ireland over the next three years.
Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri will meet today with Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to discuss expansion plans as part of the IDA Ireland investment mission.
The expansion, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, builds on a three-year commitment made by Workday in 2012 to create 100 new positions. Workday already recruited more than 100 new employees in just over two years given the company’s strong growth in Europe.
Workday’s Dublin office, the company’s headquarters in Europe, was established in 2008 following the acquisition of Cape Clear, an industry-leading Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) provider. The office serves as a major center for key roles in product and technology development, customer support, services, data centre operations, and sales. Recruitment for the new positions on those teams is currently underway.
Workday has more than 2,900 employees today, including more than 350 based in Europe. With approximately 200 employees based in Dublin, the expansion plans are expected to double the current team over the next three years.
Also in Dublin jobd news, Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with local businesses, today announced the opening of its new European HQ in Dublin with plans to create over 100 new jobs.
To support and drive Yelp’s growth across Europe, a wide range of new roles are being created, ranging from sales executive to account management and from product engineering to finance. Ireland is an attractive destination for this expansion as it provides Yelp with access to a diverse population that is well educated, proficient in a number of European languages and tech savvy. Recruitment is underway immediately and all job listing can be found on Yelp’s career page:www.yelp.com/careers.
“Expanding Yelp’s international operations with the opening of our new office in Dublin is a landmark moment in the company’s history. This new office will be home to our European operations and will be the engine behind our European revenue generation efforts,” says Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-founder and CEO at Yelp. “Ireland offers us fantastic access to multiple language capabilities from a tech savvy and educated population, not to mention a country that has proven to be a home-away-from-home for a number of existing Yelp employees that have already relocated there.”
Speaking after a meeting with Yelp executives in their offices in San Francisco, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD welcomed the announcement saying “I’m delighted to welcome the 100 new jobs that Yelp will create with the opening of its new European HQ in Dublin. As part of our recovery plan it is important for Ireland to continue to win investments from leading international digital media companies by providing an excellent business environment supported by our exceptionally talented people and our strong track record. Silicon Valley is a vitally important market for Ireland. My visit here this week is all about cementing and reinforcing existing investor relationships as well as building new connections with a view to securing new jobs and investment for Ireland.