18/01/2019

1,500 New Dublin Jobs With Salesforce Investment

US software company Salesforce has announced an expansion of its Dublin operations with the addition of 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

The new roles will be in a variety of areas including sales, customer support, engineering and business services, with recruitment already in progress.

A new base for the company is also being developed at Dublin's docklands, which will be known as Salesforce Tower and will consist of four new buildings with 430,000 sq/ft of space overlooking the River Liffey.

The Californian firm makes customer relationship management (CRM) and business cloud computing software.

Its existing 1,400 employees, along with the new recruits, will move into the new office that is being developed by Ronan Group Real Estate and Colony Capital, in mid-2021.

As part of the announcement, the company revealed that its philanthropic department, Salesforce.org, is giving a grant of $1 million to Educate Together.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended the firm's conference, this morning, 18 January at Dublin's Convention Centre.

Salesforce estimated that its revenues are likely to hit up to $16bn this year.

"We were one of the first digital companies to locate in Dublin, and since opening here we have seen the city flourish into one of the world's leading technology hubs," said Dr David Dempsey, Country Leader for Salesforce in Ireland.

"We are proud to be part of this story and look forward to taking up residence in the very heart of Dublin's Silicon Docks," he added. 

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: "This is one of the largest single jobs announcements in the 70 year history of IDA Ireland...and this announcement is a strong indicator of the strength of the Irish proposition to investors across the world".



(JG/CM)

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