100 New IT and R&D jobs for Dublin as Equifax announce new IT Talent Centre
Over a hundred new IT jobs are coming to Dublin as consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions firm Equifax today announced the opening of a new information technology talent centre to help address the company’s growing global IT needs by developing innovative new solutions to support Equifax operations around the world.
The company been in Ireland for over 20 year with a site in Wexford that employs almost 90 people. The Wexford centre houses its database management, customer and consumer activities in relation to its consumer credit referencing services for UK-based clients.
Founded in 1889, Equifax gathers and maintains information on over 600 million consumers worldwide and over the years has evolved its business model from a traditional consumer credit focus to a company that uses unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics to help its customers make informed decisions.
Welcoming the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “This R&D centre for Equifax in Dublin will play key role in developing new IT solutions for its global operations. Equifax’s decision to establish its R&D activity in Ireland is a great endorsement of the country’s well-educated and technologically savvy workforce.”
The opening of the new facility comes as a result of support from the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for industrial development and attraction of foreign direct investment.
“We have made a big bet on Dublin as we recognize the technology talent pool is strong and the market can support Equifax’s increasing demand for bold, innovative thinking,” said Paul O’Dwyer leader of the Dublin centre. “Talent that is interested in working with a globally recognized leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that anticipates customers’ needs by delivering unparalleled customized insights through innovative data solutions is encouraged to apply.”