Business-to-business technology provider Workday plans to hire an additional 1,000 people in Dublin to massively expand its existing operations here.
orkday provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The latest move will increase the Irish workforce by around 60 percent and includes plans to build its new European headquarters in Grangegorman, Dublin 7. Workday currently employs more than 1,700 people in Dublin
The new positions were announced at an event at Workday’s European headquarters, which included Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, and Chano Fernandez, Workday Co-CEO, Executive Vice President, Product and Technology, Sayan Chakraborty and Senior Vice President, Chris Byrne attended.
Workday announced it will be hiring in product development, engineering and data science, sales, services and user experience. The new 550,000 square foot European headquarters in Grangegorman will be located on approximately 4 acres in a strategic development zone adjacent to the Technological University Dublin. The site is purchased by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) is the government developer for the Grangegorman site.
“Today’s announcement of 1,000 new jobs by Workday is a very important endorsement of Ireland as a place to do business and of our reputation as a leading technology hub in Europe. It is a vote of confidence in the skills and talents of our workforce and in our continued appeal to leading global companies. I also welcome the company’s decision to build its new European headquarters in Grangegorman, Dublin,” said Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD.
“I was thrilled to join the Taoiseach in Dublin today to announce our continued investment in our workforce and workplace in Ireland. Our presence in Dublin and the incredible talent we’ve been able to hire here have been critical components of our innovation and customer service efforts—both core values at Workday. We see great opportunity as we support some of the world’s largest companies in their digital transformation efforts, including how they adapt to change, plan for the future and empower their people in the changing world of work,” said Chano Fernandez , Co-CEO, Labor Day.
The expansion was supported by the IDA.
“Workday’s investment in the proposed Grangegorman campus and the addition of 1,000 new positions demonstrates the company’s long-term vision for its European headquarters in Ireland. The economic impact of this investment through capital spending and the creation of quality jobs is both a significant win for Ireland and a great vote of confidence in Ireland’s technology ecosystem. It will also give a significant boost to the business environment and economic activity in this northern Dublin city area. I wish the company continued success and IDA Ireland’s continued support,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.
https://www.independent.ie/business/workday-adding-1000-tech-jobs-on-new-grangegorman-site-in-dublin-41518854.html Workday creates 1,000 tech jobs at new Grangegorman location in Dublin