Workday opens new European HQ in Dublin


Workday has announced a new European headquarters in Dublin, which will create 200 new highly skilled jobs in the region.

Although Workday's existing Dublin office has served as its HQ since 2008, following the acquisition of Cape Clear, the new headquarters will have more space for the new appointments over the next three years.

It will house the company's product and technology development, customer support, services, data centre operations, and sales departments, with new roles being created in the near future.

Not only is this a big step for Workday, it's also an important milestone for Dublin as one of the fastest growing European technology hubs.

"This is more great news for Dublin and for Ireland," said Richard Bruton, the Irish minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. "Cloud computing is a sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and Workday's continued drive to create jobs in Dublin related to this area, and building on its previous commitments, is a major boost. I wish the Workday team every continued success."

At present, Workday has more than 4,500 employees across the world, 650 of whom are based in Europe, with the majority (400) in Dublin. The company has a clear commitment to the local community too, supporting local charities and volunteering to help transform the region into a smart city with the launch of the Green Capital application.

"Workday's European headquarters in Dublin is a key driver of the company's growth in the region," commented Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland. "Ireland's reputation as a leading location for cloud computing is greatly enhanced by Workday's decision to expand here. Workday's business in Ireland has expanded rapidly thanks to an availability of highly-skilled ICT graduates."

Clare Hopping
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