TV3 news interviews Trefor Murphy, operations director of IT and technical (life sciences, engineering, operations, supply chain, process improvement) recruitment on the current high demand for IT designers and developers in Ireland, following the announcement that Twitter will be opening a new international office in Dublin.
Newsreader: Now it's been a good news day for jobs. 500 were announced today by accountancy company PWC and a computer games company in Galway. Twitter is also setting up an office in Dublin but it is not clear how many jobs it will be creating.
Brian O'Donovan: The IDA made today's anouncement appropriately enough, via Twitter. The tweet read:
Ireland is trending. Twitter to establish international office in Dublin. #idairl— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) September 26, 2011
The company is currently looking at buildings in the Dublin 2 and Dublin 4 areas. The new jobs will be in finance, marketing and user support. When we asked Twitter today how many positions will be created, a spokesperson declined to comment except to say:
Twitter spokeswoman: No comment on Dublin plans, but office is a "great next step in the company's global expansion". http://t.co/YkmsGbky— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 26, 2011
Bioware, a division of computer games company Electronic Arts, today announced the creation of 200 jobs at a customer service centre in Galway. The facility will provide 24/7 user support for players of this StarWars game.
Recruitment experts say there has been a massive increase in the number of IT jobs on offer.
Trefor Murphy: The design and development of technology products is a very sustainable future for Ireland. The days of having a 1,000 new jobs announced into Dublin, and into somewhere in Ireland, is probably well and truly over and has moved into lower cost regions globally so technology jobs are secure. And we see that's where Ireland is best positioned in terms of being a global player in that sector for the moment.
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced almost 300 new jobs - 250 will come from the company's graduate recruitment program. PWC is also looking to hire 40 qualified professions.