Microsoft announces plans to hire 600 people in Ireland

Microsoft today announced that they are planning to hire 600 people in Ireland. Out of the 600 people, 500 people will be for Microsoft’s new EMEA Inside Sales Centre in Ireland and the rest of the people will be hired across its existing operations. Microsoft also highlighted that 1,200 people are already working with Microsoft in the Dublin based EMEA Operations Centre, the European Development Centre, the Irish Sales and Marketing Subsidiary and at the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Data Centre.

  • The 500 digital inside sales professionals – who will offer support for customers in over 30 different languages – are being recruited immediately to serve customers from the state-of-the-art Inside Sales Centre in Dublin, with aims to have everything fully operational by the middle of the year.
  • The further 100 people to be recruited will have opportunities in Operations, Engineering, Data Centre Management, Technical Solutions, Search Account Management and traditional customer sales.

Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D states that “This latest investment, which brings an exciting new multi-skilled business activity to the company’s Dublin base, further enhances the company’s presence in Ireland and is vindication of the competitive advantage Ireland can offer. The extensive Microsoft operation in Ireland has grown significantly in recent years and we look forward to our very successful relationship continuing to develop in the years ahead “.