Jobs site Indeed to create 300 new jobs in Dublin

Company has already started recruiting for a number of roles in Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Indeed employees at the announcement that the company is to create 300 new jobs. Picture Jason Clarke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Indeed employees at the announcement that the company is to create 300 new jobs. Picture Jason Clarke

 

Recruitment website Indeed is to more than double the size of its workforce in Ireland with the creation of 300 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years.

Indeed, which opened its first office in the capital in March 2012, currently employs over 230 staff in Dublin, where its headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is based.

The company said it had already started recruiting for a number of new roles across sales, client services, business development, marketing, finance and operations.

The announcement was welcomed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny who described it as a vote of confidence in Dublin.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton also welcomed the news saying the company had succeeded in democratising jobs.

Indeed was co-founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan in 2004 and now has sites in more than 50 countries and 28 languages. More than 180 million people use Indeed each month.

The group’s dedicated Irish site has over 800,000 unique visitors each month with traffic having increased by 40 per cent over the last year as the economy rebounds.

“We’ve very excited to announce that the success and growth we’ve seen here has led us to increase our investment and commitment to Ireland,” said the company’s president Chris Hyams.

“We chose Dublin for our headquarters because of the wealth of extraordinary talent available here. Our employees here really embody our ethos of customer success and we have found Dublin to be an incredible place to both find talent locally and also to attract people all over Europe,” he added.

The new investment is supported by IDA Ireland. Its chief executive Martin Shanahan said Indeed’s presence in Dublin adds to the country’s reputation as a hub of international tech and multilingual talent.

“We targeted this company when it was still very small and was making its first steps outside of North America and it has achieved great success since coming to Ireland,” he said.

“The ultimate endorsement of what we do is that companies continue to reinvest in Ireland and Indeed is a great example of that. Their ability to scale over the last number of years serves as a great reference for us,” Mr Shanahan added.