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500 jobs announced at Dublin based US firm Indeed

500 jobs announced at Dublin based US firm Indeed

Online recruitment firm Indeed is to double its Irish workforce with 500 new jobs in the capital.

In an announcement this morning the company revealed expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The new staff will be employed over the next two years.

The company has already started recruiting for sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles, which it claims will help companies across EMEA to maximise the return on their recruitment spend.

Indeed has sites in more than 60 countries and 28 languages.

Every month over 200 million jobseekers visit Indeed to find and apply for jobs through a desktop, tablet, or smartphone with a simple search.

Indeed has also revealed a list of employee perks and benefits that it hopes will attract and retain top talent:

Open ‘Paid Time Off’ (holiday can be taken throughout the year, without a cap);

Catered meals, endless snacks & drink options and weekly happy hours;

Wellness programmes, fitness classes and family fun days;

Office leisure including ping pong and pool tables;

Affinity groups for employees to connect over common interests;

Healthcare for employees and families.

Indeed opened its Dublin office in March 2012 and it currently employs a team of 530 people in its St Stephen’s Green office.

Chris Hyams, President of Indeed said: "Today’s announcement is a particularly important one for Indeed. Deciding where to recruit and hire the right people ultimately helps us to fulfil Indeed’s mission – to help people get jobs. 

"Having our EMEA hub in Dublin is the natural choice given the large pool of high-skilled talent both locally and from the rest of Europe. We now have 530 employees, representing 19 nationalities in our Dublin office. We look forward to growing our presence here in Dublin and continuing to work every day to help even more people get jobs all over the world.”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: "I welcome today's announcement of 500 new jobs by Indeed. Their staggering growth since their establishment in Ireland in 2012 is a fantastic endorsement of our strengthening economy and is a reflection of the benefits of doing business in Ireland. The Government's Action Plan for Jobs 2017 aims to keep Ireland competitive to new investment by EMEA HQ's such as Indeed.

"Ireland will remain a central and committed member of the EU and the Single Market and growing dynamic companies like Indeed can rest assured we will work continually to promote the opportunities of the European Single Market."

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD said: "Indeed's operation in Ireland has been a tremendous success story and the announcement that they are doubling their staff numbers here is very welcome. An additional 500 jobs is a huge economic boost and vote of confidence in Ireland. We are very keen to support the new dynamic Internet-based services sector and Indeed has blazed a trail in this area. We are sure that we can provide the new skills required and create the right environment for the company's continued success."

Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland, which supported Indeed’s initial move into Ireland, said: “Indeed first came to Ireland to internationalise its business and to serve its growing customer base.  Ireland has proven to be a superb location for the company to source talent and to expand its footprint into the EMEA market.  Indeed’s drive and ambition has resulted in it being the world’s largest job site and the fact that Ireland plays a very important role in its global operations is a fantastic endorsement of the business environment here.”