There’s good news on the employment front as a total of 1,380 jobs in the STEM sector were announced in April. Ireland’s economy continues to grow, and is currently the most buoyant in the Eurozone, and unemployment rates are their lowest since November 2008.
Although a significant number of the new jobs will be based in Dublin, around half of the new roles announced are outside the capital, with Meath and Waterford making the biggest new jobs gains. One of the most exciting announcements was from biotech company, Shire, which reported plans to create 400 new jobs in Meath, as well as build on a 120-acre site. Shire will be looking for highly-skilled technical staff as well as employees to fill roles in R&D, operations, engineering and construction.
Other big announcements included inbound selling and marketing firm HubSpot and OPKP Health.
HubSpot is to create 320 jobs in Dublin. Their Irish headquarters in Dublin’s Docklands, nicknamed “DubSpot”, will increase to nearly 500 people. OPKO Health announced that 200 highly-skilled jobs are to be created at their Waterford operations as part of plans to expand their EirGen Pharma facility.
April’s STEM job announcements:
- 400 jobs in Meath with Shire
- 320 jobs in Dublin with HubSpt
- 200 roles in Waterford with OPKO Health
- 100 jobs in Dublin with Search Optics
- 100 jobs in Dublin with Intercom
- 80 new roles in Dublin with Slack
- 70 new roles in Cork after a €55 million investment from Merck
- 30 jobs in Dublin with CXC Global
- 26 new jobs with Endeco
- 14 new roles with Bizimply
- 8 jobs at Ralph Lauren’s e-commerce hub in Dublin
- Dublin Pure Storage’s EMEA centre to double their workforce