Global companies continue to base their European HQs here and the local start-up scene is buzzing. So here is everything you need to know about working in Dublin. The city is going from strength to strength – and your career here could be doing the same.
The real question is – why wouldn’t you? Learn more about Dublin’s robust jobs market, its world-leading business culture and wide range of education opportunities. The world’s top players in finance, tech, professional services, science and health have made their home here. They’re taking advantage of a welcoming
Since returning to positive growth in 2011, the Irish economy continues to gain momentum, a trend reflected in the strong performance of the labour market. There was an annual increase in employment nationally of 3.4% or 74,100 in the year to the second quarter of 2018 (Source: CSO). In Dublin and the mid-east, the number of jobs in FDI companies rose by 14% in 2018 (Source: IDA); employment is forecast to continue to grow strongly to 2030.
Accompanying this increase in employment is a growing need for talent. There are plenty of opportunities for people with various particular skills. Ireland’s Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) has identified skills shortages in the
Organising flights, wrapping things up at home, saying goodbye to friends and family. It’s a big ask to move for work. Thankfully, moving to Dublin is relatively straightforward. This brief guide looks at immigration requirements, assessing your new salary and opening a bank account, registering for tax and social security, and transferring your qualifications.
Huawei, the Chinese telecoms firm, says it is to create 100 new jobs in a new Dublin office. The company, which has been caught in a global trade and cybersecurity struggle between the US and China, says that the move will bring its Irish workforce to 280. Huawei has offices in Dublin, Cork and Athlone. Its operations in Ireland include research and development as well as sales and marketing.
Slack unveils new Salesforce integrations at Frontiers conference
Slack has further strengthened its existing relationship with SaaS platform Salesforce by releasing a host of new features. Slack has announced a series of new features designed to further strengthen existing integration between the popular enterprise messaging app and Salesforce technology. Brad Armstrong, head of business and corporate development at Slack, was joined on stage at the company’s recent Frontiers conference in London by Salesforce executive-vice president of strategic partnerships Ryan Aytay to reveal the news and demonstrate the features.
Cubic Telecom, HealthBeacon, O'Brien Fine Foods, Camile Thai, NewsWhip and Business Post Media Group are among the 14 companies who started Euronext Dublin's IPO ready programme. The 10-month long programme for high-growth companies explores fundraising options up to and including an Initial Public Offering. Euronext said the programme aims to equip companies with a clear understanding of all sources of finance available to them and determine which is most suited to their needs. When finished, the companies' leaders will have the skillsets required to get their business investment ready. They will be able to refine their pitch for investors and also form a valuable network of peers, advisors and investors. Supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), the programme is in its third year. 12 high-growth, high-potential Irish companies graduated from last year's programme and these graduates - which included Atlantic Therapeutics, ATA Group, Finance Ireland and Devenish Nutrition - have raised over €400m in funding. Orla O'Gorman, Head of Listings at Euronext Dublin, said that previous graduates of the programme have benefited enormously from their participation. She said they had acquired the necessary skills to determine which funding option is the right one for their business and how to engage with the investment community. "This year is particularly exciting for us, as the ten participating technology companies are invited to join other scaling pan-European technology companies at Euronext's renowned TechShare programme," she added.