Oracle hiring 1,700 new employees

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Oracle has is planning a recruitment drive to find 1,700 new employees across its business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The new roles are being created as a result of continued growth across all lines of business, according to the firm.

It said it was looking to fill positions at all levels from graduates to senior sales staff and pre-sales consultants, as well as Oracle Direct.

Alan Hartwell, Oracle UK technology solutions vice president, claimed the drive reflected the demand for the end-to-end provision of hardware and software designed and engineered to work together.

"That approach is proving hugely popular with customers and the resulting growth presents us with an opportunity to create more jobs across the region," he said.

Oracle was keen to highlight that successful candidates would get "excellent" rewards and benefits, including "true flexible" working, and graduates would benefit from industry-leading training.

The IT giant said it would also use Twitter and Facebook in support of traditional means in its hunt for the new hires.

"We are very proud to work with some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world and need people who are excited by the challenges that brings," added Hartwell.

Some commentators have suggested this thirst for new blood is designed to refocus on organic growth. The company announced it would not be making any new acquisitions soon after acquiring late last month after it said company valuations had climbed too high.

Its most recent results, released in June, were also disappointing suffering heavy losses in its hardware division, which includes its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

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