Yahoo! Announces Expansion Plans in Dublin
Company to add more than 200 jobs at its Dublin Operations Center
DUBLIN, 21st March, 2013 -- Yahoo! today announced expansion plans to its Dublin Operations Center, adding more than 200 new employees in the next 12 months. The company has already started recruiting for customer support, technology, operations, HR and finance which will support Yahoo!’s business across the Europe, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) region.
For the past decade, Dublin has been a great home for Yahoo!, with its talented international workforce, strong business environment and sophisticated technology infrastructure. Yahoo! opened its doors in Dublin in 2003, and what started as a small team has already grown into a multilingual and multicultural workforce today.
The Dublin team provides world-class customer care, technical and operational support, and finance-related services for the entire EMEA region.
Senior Yahoo! executives met with both An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, as part of Ireland’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) investment missions in the past year.
“At Yahoo!, we’re all about making people’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining, and our team in Dublin helps make this happen everyday. It’s the face of Yahoo! for millions of users and advertisers throughout EMEA,” said Christophe Parcot, VP and head of EMEA. “We’re keenly focused on recruiting and developing the best talent in the industry, and there is significant opportunity at Yahoo! for the right individuals who want to grow their careers with a global digital brand.”
An Taoiseach, Mr.Enda Kenny T.D said "I'm delighted to welcome the further expansion of Yahoo! in Dublin with 200 new jobs. Ireland is becoming the internet capital of Europe with companies like Yahoo! offering great opportunities to our passionate, highly-skilled work force. The Government, through its Action Plan for Jobs, will continue to make the changes to ensure Ireland remains competitive and a natural home for digital companies. Yahoo!'s growing footprint in Ireland is a welcome statement of its commitment to this country."
Mr.Richard Bruton T.D, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation added “ICT is a key sector we have targeted through the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and since we took office more than 10,000 additional jobs have been created in this sector. Today’s announcement that Yahoo!, one of the biggest brand names on the internet, is expanding its operations in Dublin and more than doubling its workforce here with the creation of 200 jobs is great news and further evidence that the plan is working. We in Government are determined to continue building on this, to attract further investments and create the jobs we need.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO at IDA Ireland said “Yahoo! is one of the jewels in the crown of the Irish-based “born on the internet” companies. It has successfully been running its operation here for nearly ten years. The Yahoo! decision to expand here is very welcome news for the Irish economy and further endorses the country’s reputation as a location to service the whole European, Middle Eastern and African regions.”
Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for users, Yahoo! keeps people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, Yahoo! creates value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
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