Austin-based Indeed plans to hire 500 employees in Ireland during the next two years as part of an expansion plan for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Indeed is hiring sales, client services, human resource, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations employees, according to a news release from Ireland IDA.
Indeed is the world’s largest job site. It has sites in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. Every month, 200 million job seekers visit Indeed.
Five years ago, Indeed opened its headquarters in Dublin. It currently employs a team of 530 people in its St. Stephen’s Green office.
“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,” Chris Hyams, President of Indeed said in a news release. “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.”
Ireland’s Action Plan for Jobs 2017 aims to keep Ireland competitive to new investment by EMEA HQ’s such as Indeed Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said in a news release.
“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,” he said.
IDA Ireland originally supported Indeed’s move to Ireland.
“Indeed first came to Ireland to internationlise its business and to serve its growing customer base,” Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said in a news release. “Ireland has proven to be a superb location for the company to source talent and to expand its footprint into the EMEA market.”
Indeed, founded in 2004, has more than 500 employees in Austin and announced plans last year to hire 1,000 more locally within the next three years. It also moved into new 220,000 square foot headquarters at at 6433 Champion Grandview Way.