14/05/2015

Slack To Create 100 New Jobs In Dublin

A privately held software firm has announced it is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years.

Slack recently opened a new European Headquarters in Dublin. The roles will be in customer support and account management for the European market.

The jobs are being created with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The messaging and search platform brings team communication into one place, creating a single unified archive accessible through powerful search. With over 750,000 daily active users, Slack is the fastest growing business app ever, having launched in February 2014, and is transforming communication for teams across industries and disciplines. Customers include Adobe, Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Dow Jones, eBay, Expedia, HBO and The New York Times.

"The launch of our European headquarters is a significant milestone for Slack as we grow our business," said James Sherrett, Slack's Dublin-based accounts team lead. "With an initial focus on customer experience and account management, our Dublin office will play a central role in our international footprint."

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "I'd like to welcome the arrival of Slack Technologies into the Digital Hub in Dublin and also to Ireland, the digital hub of Europe.

"By choosing Ireland as the location of its European HQ, it is reaffirming the reputation of Ireland as the location for young innovative technology companies.

"Slack is joining a global digital community in Ireland who are pushing the boundaries of innovation. The creation of 100 new jobs by Slack Technologies in its initial establishment in Dublin is also fantastic news for the sector."

(CD/JP)

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