Cork software firm CoreHR announces 300 new jobs

New positions in Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin will more than double company’s workforce

Enterprise Ireland backed software company CoreHR announced 300 new jobs to more than double its workforce over the next three years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cork-based software company CoreHR will create 300 new jobs to more than double its workforce over the next three years.

Headquartered in Ballincollig, Co Cork, CoreHR is one of the world’s leading providers of HR software and technology, specialising in cloud-based human capital management and payroll software.

The company also has offices in Dublin, Kilkenny and the UK.

The majority of the new positions will be in Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin, with additional roles in the UK.


CoreHR is inviting applications across a wide variety of roles, including product and development, professional services, customer support, sales and marketing.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor said it was her priority as minister to ensure an environment for jobs growth was developed right across the country and in particular the regions of Ireland.

"I believe only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for the services needed to create a fair society. CoreHR is a great example of the type of company Enterprise Ireland is working with. I wish John Goulding and the team every success into the future,"she said.

Chief Executive of CoreHR John Goulding said the job announcement was a “very exciting time” for the company.

“We have carved out a strong presence across a wide range of sectors to become a world leader at the forefront of developing innovative HR software solutions. After a number of years of strong performance, including 30 per cent revenue growth last year, I am very much looking forward to the next stage of our success story, to expanding our talented team and to continuing our global growth strategy,” he said.

Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon said a key role of Enterprise Ireland was to drive and support innovation in Irish companies.

“Innovation is central to CoreHR’s success in competing and winning global customers. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continuing to support CoreHR’s growth ambitions as they create new jobs in Ireland.”