US software firm Workday has announced 400 new jobs at its European headquarters in Dublin.
Hiring will commence immediately, as the company moves to grow its Irish workforce by 30 per cent.
The cloud-based finance and human resources software developer currently employs more than 1,300 people at its Smithfield headquarters.
The new roles will span product and technology development, sales, customer operations and other functions, and are supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
“Since setting up operations in Ireland in 2008, we’ve attracted some of the industry’s best talent to help develop our innovative products,” Workday co-chief executive, Chano Fernandez said.
“Our Irish team has helped to shape our technology and ultimately supported the success of our customers around the world. With this added support, we’ll be able to continue this great progress by expanding our efforts in the region and fostering a great culture in our Dublin office.”
The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, described the jobs announcement as “a great vote of confidence in Dublin, and in Ireland.”
“It is a strong endorsement of the skills and talent of our workforce and provides a welcome boost to our economy,” he said.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Leo Varadkar, said: “The creation of these 400 additional jobs underlines the company’s commitment to Ireland and is a real boost at time when so many people are out of work.
“It’s also a huge boost for Smithfield and Dublin City Centre which is quiet now but will be bustling again.”
The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said Workday had gone from “strength to strength” since its arrival in Smithfield.
“These jobs, which are due to come on stream immediately will offer much sought after opportunities to professionals in a range of areas and will further support the job ahead in rebuilding our economy and getting our people back to work,” he added.
IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said the announcement “further enhances Ireland’s reputation as a premier location for companies in the cloud computing industry.”