600 Jobs for Dublin as Microsoft announce new Inside Sales Centre
Software giant, Microsoft, announces a new Inside Sales Centre with over 500 new roles in addition to 100 already open positions.
While many news agencies may ponder the larger question of Foreign Direct Investment and Corporation Tax levels, Microsoft today gave a clear signal of it's continued commitment to Ireland by selecting Dublin as the location for one of only four Inside Sales Centres globally.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on hand for the announcement, perhaps in one of his last engagements as Taoiseach and was keen to extol the virtues of Ireland as a great place to do business, "Today's announcement underlines the strong commitment of Microsoft to its Irish operation and the strength of leadership of its Irish management team. The establishment of their transformational Inside Sale Centre is a testament to the attractiveness of Ireland as a location with our strong commitment to our EU membership, a competitive tax regime, a business-friendly environment and a skilled workforce with high levels of education."
Microsoft's announcement comes with 500 digital inside sales positions to be filled immediately, with roles including Operations, Engineering, Data Centre Management, Technical Solutions, Search Account Management and traditional customer sales.
Ireland and Microsoft have enjoyed a long and prosperous history since their establishment in Ireland in 1985 and I'm delighted that this relationship continues to bloom with the announcement of 600 new jobs in Dublin. The Government has worked hard in recent years to make Ireland an even more attractive place to invest and growth substantial European operations.
- Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Those working in the new centre will join the 1,200 people already working for Microsoft in the Dublin-based Operations Centre. Microsoft are keen to attract top talent for the positions by highlighting the Fuel Your Everything program, designed by the company to assist employees in fuelling their mind, body and life.
This holistic wellbeing offering is provided in two ways: through a set of Wellbeing Experiences, which aims to develop employee capability or key life skills, including, financial wellbeing, mindfulness, peak performance and a parenting programme. There is also a wide range of Wellness Centre treatments such as a Gym, Spin classes, Yoga classes, health screening, physiotherapy, dental and optical, massage, reflexology, barber and even a nail salon! Employees also have access to extensive high end catering facilities to meet all their needs, complimentary private health insurance, three fully paid working days to volunteer for non-profit organisations of their choice and a matching funds programme where the company matches employee donations.
This year will be a milestone year for Microsoft in Ireland. Not only will the company increase its workforce significantly, but it will also move into a new campus in Leopardstown before the end of the calendar year.
The €134M investment in the new campus will create an unrivalled workplace for the Dublin-based team, with views of the mountains and race and golf courses, technology embedded throughout the building, state-of-the-art gym and exercise spaces, a range of cuisine at bespoke designed restaurants, and rooftop terraces. The new campus is proving a significant attraction for people who are looking for an airy and modern workplace of the future which facilitates their desire to be close to open spaces while retaining easy access to the city centre, sea and mountains through a range of public transport links.
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