DUBLIN, Ireland - The world's largest job site, which has its international healdquarters in Dublin, is to increase its workforce by 60% from 1,000 to 1,600.
The site, Indeed, opened its Dublin hub in 2012 to service Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). There are currently 1,000 people on the payroll. Recruitment for the 600 new positions, which will be filled over the next five years, has already begun. The new roles will be in marketing, finance, strategy, operations, sales, client services, HR and business development.
Indeed, which employs nearly 9,000 employees across twenty-nine cities in 14 countries worldwide, recently opened its new offices at Capital Dock in Dublin, where the site also announced a new partnership with the Irish Olympic team.
Indeed says they 'will be supporting the journey of all Olympic hopefuls as they aim for qualification and a place on Team Ireland.'
The group welcomed two of their new Team Ireland ambassadors; two-time Olympic Pentathlete Natalya Coyle and first time Olympic hopeful, gymnast Rhys McClenaghan. Thomas Barr and Sanita Puspure were also announced as Indeed Team Ireland ambassadors.
The commitment will extend beyond the Games itself, Indeed says it will collaborate with the OFI Athletes’ Commission to create a programme of workshops, mentoring and job placements for athletes to help them manage their careers alongside their athletic endeavors and plan for their future working life.
The programme will be a two-way initiative, with Team Ireland athletes providing their knowledge and expertise to Indeed’s Dublin based workforce. In the build up to the 2020 games, Team Ireland athletes and representatives will participate in a series of events for Indeed staff tackling topics such as leadership, resilience and the importance of mental wellbeing and mindfulness.
"Indeed exists to help people get jobs, and as our business grows rapidly, we need even more people to help us with this mission. I am delighted to be announcing 600 new roles in Dublin, a city that Indeed arrived in only seven years ago with just three staff. As the Irish economy has grown, Indeed has had the opportunity to grow a strong EMEA HQ here with an abundance of talented staff," the CEO of Indeed Ireland Chris Hyams said Wednesday.
"Team Ireland represents the pursuit of excellence and the focus needed to achieve a goal. We are very proud to be part of the journey to Tokyo 2020 with all the Irish athletes hoping to realise their dreams. We hope our nearly 9,000 employees all over the world can learn from and be inspired by the many stories of determination and success that the Irish Olympic team will share with us."
"It is very positive that a leading international technology firm like Indeed will be significantly expanding its workforce in Ireland. The company’s decision represents a real vote of confidence in Ireland as a place to do business and shows that the country remains highly attractive to overseas investors," Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said Wednesday.
Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said Wednesday: "I am delighted to see the continuing expansion of Indeed and welcome the fact that it is able to offer highly skilled career opportunities to the graduates of Ireland’s third level institutions. The government is committed to ensuring that Irish universities are world class and we are fully aware that one of the key differentiators that has attracted international companies to locate here is the quality of our graduates and education system."
Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland, which supported Indeed’s initial move into Ireland said: "Indeed first came to Ireland just 7 years ago to internationalise its business and to serve its growing customer base. In that time, Ireland has proven to be a superb location for the company to quickly expand its footprint into the EMEA market. Indeed is now a highly significant employer in Dublin and is firmly embedded in its business ecosystem. I am delighted to welcome Indeed’s plans to further invest in its impressive new EMEA HQ in the heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docks by adding another 600 roles. Indeed’s drive and ambition has resulted in it being the world’s largest job site and Ireland plays a very important role in the ongoing success of the company."
In Ireland Indeed has over 3.3 million unique visitors each month. It has sites in more than sixty countries and 28 languages, and every month over 250 million jobseekers use the site to look for a new job.
The site's new Capital Dock office consists of 216,000 sq ft in total - which is double what they previously had in Stephen’s Green.