100 Jobs for South Docks

100 jobs for South Docks

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A lot of new opportunities are now up for grabs in Dublin 4!

Global company Equifax has announced the opening of the Dublin IT Research and Development Centre in the South Docks, which will create 100 new jobs.

The firm, which is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, will open the centre to help address its growing global information technology needs. This moves comes with support from the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland, the country’s leading agency in industrial development and attraction of foreign direct investment.

The centre will be located on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and 100 skilled employees are being sought for research and development positions, with hiring already under way. The goal of the company is to develop innovative new solutions to support Equifax’s operations across the globe.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan commented on the opportunities that this new centre will create, as well as the positive way it will represent Ireland’s workforce:

“This R&D centre for Equifax in Dublin will play a key role in developing new IT solutions for its global operations. Equifax’s decision to establish its R&D activity in Ireland is a great endorsement of the country’s well-educated and technologically savvy workforce.”

Paul O’Dwyer, leader of the Dublin Centre, made the following statement:

“We have made a big bet on Dublin as we recognize the technology talent pool is strong and the market can support Equifax’s increasing demand for bold, innovative thinking. Talent that is interested in working with a globally recognized leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that anticipates customers’ needs by delivering unparalleled customized insights through innovative data solutions is encouraged to apply.”

Since its foundation in 1889, Equifax has gone from strength to strength and has evolved its business model from a traditional consumer credit focus to using unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics to help its customers make informed decisions. It now maintains the information of over 600 million consumers worldwide, with the new centre in Dublin bringing their total reach to 19 countries across 4 continents.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton spoke of the impact that Equifax’s involvement will have on the employment plan moving forward:

“Business Services is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we have put in place actions specifically aimed at attracting research and development activity to Ireland. Today’s announcement that Equifax, a world leading company in its specific area, is establishing a Research and Development Centre in Dublin, with the creation of 100 extra jobs, is very welcome news as part of this plan. I wish Paul and his team every success with this great project.”

Equifax’s chief human resource officer Coretha Rushing made this promise about the working environment:

“Equifax is a workplace of strong values and one in which we realize our success as a company is ultimately built upon the achievements of our people. We are an inclusive culture, one that offers work-life balance and embraces the innovative spirit.”

Those wishing to apply can visit the Equifax website to find available positions, required qualifications and other relevant information.

By Kevin Carney

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