Tech firm to create 150 jobs at new Dublin headquarters
Pluralsight investment also expected to bring €40m to Dublin’s local economy
IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan; he said Pluralsight was experiencing “impressive growth”. Photograph: Alan Betson
Tech education company Pluralsight is to hire 150 people over the next three years to staff a new headquarters it will open in Dublin early next year.
The new facility for the firm’s European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations will house the company’s strategic business operations for the region and support its growing customer base in the Republic.
Pluralsight said the jobs would be across a variety of roles, including sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer support. The company’s investment in the region will also bring more than €40 million to Dublin’s local economy.
Pluralsight has named Mike Featherstone as the head of business operations of its new EMEA headquarters. Mr Featherstone, who is currently based at Pluralsight’s global headquarters in Utah, US, will relocate to Dublin in early 2018.
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Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys said the investment was “a vote of confidence” in what Ireland had to offer.
“The company is at the cutting edge of new learning technologies, which are so important today given the pace of technology development and new innovation in business.
“We have the skills available to enable Pluralsight to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland. Their decision to invest here is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer.”
Pluralsight co-founder and chief executive Aaron Skonnard said he was “thrilled” with the move.
“We are thrilled that our new Dublin office allows us to be closer to our customers in Europe and beyond. Dublin’s thriving tech community will allow us to build a strong team of high-calibre multilingual talent.
“This will help enterprise leaders and professionals identify skills gaps and quickly acquire the skills needed to remain competitive and adapt to the rapid pace of technological change.”
“The company’s choice of Ireland as the location for this investment demonstrates that Ireland continues to resonate with international companies as a very attractive place for businesses to scale rapidly, serve their customers in the region and attract the right talent to facilitate expansion.”