27 Oct, 09
Facebook today announced that the company plans to more than double the size of its operation during the official opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin.
Facebook’s European operations have been headquartered in Dublin since October 2008 with over 70 employees currently on site.
The company expects to double the size of its operations within the next year and is now hiring across in a number of areas including user operations, online operations, advertising sales, advertising campaign delivery, finance and engineering.
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13 Aug, 09
US firm Lumension is setting up a new research and development centre in Galway, which will create 30 new jobs. The initiative is being supported by IDA Ireland.
Lumension, headquartered in Arizona, develops, integrates and markets security software that helps businesses protect their vital information and manage risk across firms’ networks.
The new centre in Galway will serve as a hub for Lumension’s product research and development.
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6 Feb, 09
Ericsson is to lay off 300 workers over the next 18 months. All of the redundancies are to be sought at the company’s plant in Clonskeagh in Dublin.
In a statement, the company says that some of its Irish operations will be moved to other low-cost locations as part of its efforts to cut down on the number of locations from which it operates.
News of the cuts follows the company’s decision in January to undertake a worldwide review of its operations. Last month, Ericsson reported lower-than-expected profits and announced sweeping job cuts worldwide amid expectations that it will be a flat market this year.
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8 Jan, 09
Dell will cut almost 2,000 jobs in Limerick in a cost-cutting measure.
The company plans to move all manufacturing from the Raheen facility to Poland over the next 12 months following a global review of its operations.
The measures at the 18-year-old Dell plant, which became a symbol of the Celtic Tiger boom years, dealt another blow to the economy with unemployment already at its highest level in more than a decade.
Dell employs about 4,300 people in Ireland. Around 1,900 people will lose their jobs as a result, while thousands more ancillary jobs could also be at risk in the mid-west region.
The lay-offs will begin in April and will be completed by January of next year.
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31 Oct, 08
Fears are now growing for the 3,000 full-time Dell employees at the Raheen manufacturing facility in Limerick and the 1,400 workers in the Dublin facility.
However, the company last night insisted the job losses will have no impact on the future of Dell’s full-time workforce.
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29 Apr, 08
Workers at Dell’s Cherrywood operation in Dublin this lunchtime received the unwelcome news that 250 permanent jobs are to be axed over the next nine months. The compulsory redundancies will primarily affect Dell’s Cherrywood operations. However, it is understood that approximately a quarter of the jobs to be cut will be at Dell’s Limerick operations.
A spokesperson for the company told siliconrepublic.com that the job losses have occurred due to “an EMEA-wide re-organisation to improve competitive advantage and long-term profitability.”
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31 May, 07
Eircom has confirmed it is to seek job cuts before the end of the year. Reports on Wednesday claimed that up to 400 jobs could go at Eircom in the cost-cutting exercise after chief executive Rex Comb told the Irish Times the board was mulling over the prospect. He said the job cuts would take place across three divisions – central services, retail and wholesale networks.
However, the news comes only hours after Eircom announced its first quarter results, which saw significant gains in customer numbers and revenue.
The telecoms firm rang up revenue of Ã¢â€šÂ¬490m for the period, and reversed a year ago operating loss of Ã¢â€šÂ¬2m to a Ã¢â€šÂ¬60m operating profit.
Customer numbers were up in both broadband and mobile divisions, with the telecoms firm adding 57,000 new DSL customers in the first quarter to bring its total broadband subscribers to 417,000 as of 31 March 2007. Mobile division Meteor added 29,000 new customers during the three-month period.