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.

Opportunities in your industry

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

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Spotlighting the diversity and wealth of talent in Dublin, we tell stories of how the city goes about its work.

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Huawei to create 100 jobs in new Irish investment

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.


14 companies start Euronext Dublin’s IPO ready programme

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.