American multinational Internet corporation Yahoo is expanding its Dublin workforce.
Yahoo is adding to its 320 strong workforce, with an additional 130 jobs.
The internet firm recently unveiled their new 78,000 sq foot office at Point Village, the company invested €11 million in their new home near Dublin port.
Yahoo’s European, Middle Eastern and African hub was set up in Dublin in 2003. They already employ staff across a wide range of positions, including customer service, operations, finance and human resources.
Ken Goldman, Yahoo chief financial officer stated the internet giant took the decision of locating in Ireland “very seriously.”
“We are fundamentally here because of the talent pool here, the stability of the country, the fact that it is part of the EU, and the overall sense of excitement and optimism that exists in the country,” he added.
Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Pat Scully, said Yahoo were also looking at setting up a data centre in Ireland. “We have a data centre which we lease in Dublin. We might build or buy our own facility here.”