Ireland’s apparent economic recovery looks to be going from strength to strength as the nation received two timely jobs boosts in early November.
Apple boss Tim Cook gave what the Cork Evening Echo described as “an unwavering commitment to the company’s operations” in the county by confirming that the tech giants would increase their workforce in the rebel county by 1,000 by mid-2017.
Tom Cook, Steve Job’s successor at Apple, also dismissed the suggestion that the investigation into the company’s tax affairs in Ireland could undermine their long-term commitment to Ireland. The Apple CEO was interviewed in RTE’s Six One News.
Ronan Bagnall of the Evening Echo also wrote of the belief that Apple’s expansion plans will also catch the eye in “boardrooms across the world” and attract more companies to Ireland.
Meanwhile, in Dublin the recruitment website Indeed revealed that they are to double the size of their workforce in Ireland with the creation of around 300 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years.
Indeed first came to the capital in March 2012 and currently employs more than 230 staff. Dublin is now Indeed’s headquarters for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
They have already started recruiting for a number of roles across sales, client services, business development, marketing, finance and operations.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Fine Gael) described the announcement as a vote of confidence in Dublin, while the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton (Fine Gael) also welcomed the news and stated Indeed had succeeded in democratising jobs.
This positive jobs news comes off the back of the news that Ireland’s position as the fastest growing economy in Europe has been maintained.
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