21 March 2013

Yahoo! to add 200 new jobs at its Operations Centre in Dublin, Ireland

21 March 2013 - Yahoo! plans to expand its Operations Centre in Dublin, Ireland, adding more than 200 new employees in the next 12 months. The company has already started recruiting for customer support, technology, operations, HR and finance which will support Yahoo!’s business across the Europe, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) region. 

For the past decade, Dublin has been a great home for Yahoo!, with its talented international workforce, strong business environment and sophisticated technology infrastructure. Yahoo! opened its doors in Dublin in 2003, and what started as a small team has already grown into a multilingual and multicultural workforce today.

“At Yahoo!, we’re all about making people’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining, and our team in Dublin helps make this happen everyday. It’s the face of Yahoo! for millions of users and advertisers throughout EMEA,” said Christophe Parcot, VP and head of EMEA. “We’re keenly focused on recruiting and developing the best talent in the industry, and there is significant opportunity at Yahoo! for the right individuals who want to grow their careers with a global digital brand.”

An Taoiseach, Mr.Enda Kenny T.D, who is expected to host a press conference from the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California later today, said "I'm delighted to welcome the further expansion of Yahoo! in Dublin with 200 new jobs. Ireland is becoming the internet capital of Europe with companies like Yahoo! offering great opportunities to our passionate, highly-skilled work force. The Government, through its Action Plan for Jobs, will continue to make the changes to ensure Ireland remains competitive and a natural home for digital companies. Yahoo!'s growing footprint in Ireland is a welcome statement of its commitment to this country."

Mr.Richard Bruton T.D, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation added “ICT is a key sector we have targeted through the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and since we took office more than 10,000 additional jobs have been created in this sector. Today’s announcement that Yahoo!, one of the biggest brand names on the internet, is expanding its operations in Dublin and more than doubling its workforce here with the creation of 200 jobs is great news and further evidence that the plan is working. We in Government are determined to continue building on this, to attract further investments and create the jobs we need.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO at IDA Ireland said “Yahoo! is one of the jewels in the crown of the Irish-based “born on the internet” companies. It has successfully been running its operation here for nearly ten years. The Yahoo! decision to expand here is very welcome news for the Irish economy and further endorses the country’s reputation as a location to service the whole European, Middle Eastern and African regions.”

Source: IDA Ireland