Feeds

Dublin's Googleplex swells

Adwords spurs creation of 500 jobs

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

Ireland's Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheal Martin is expected to announce 500 new jobs at Google's European headquarters in Dublin.

It is understood the new positions will be concentrated in Google's increasingly successful Adwords programme, as well as at the internet giant's finance, engineering, and human resources departments, according to reports.

The new jobs will bring Google's Irish-based workforce to around 1,300 over the next two years. The company is expected to sign a lease for a further 100,000 square foot of office space next to its European headquarters on Barrow Street in south Dublin, where building work has been underway for several weeks.

Local residents told ENN they have observed what appear to be solar panels being taken into the "Googleplex" as part of ongoing renovations at the site.

Currently around 800 staff are employed in the Dublin HQ in a range of administrative, financial, advertising, support, and sales jobs. Many provide multilingual support to Google customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Barrow Street building was originally opened with 100 staff in 2004 by the then Tanaiste Mary Harney as part of a long-term renovation of the area in conjunction with IDA Ireland and the Dublin Docklands Development Agency.

Google's European headquarters was the first operations centre the Mountainview firm established outside of the US. At the launch of the new HQ two years ago, Sergey Brin, one of Google's founders, described Dublin as "an amazing place with incredibly talented people".

The Irish connection has yielded some benefits for Google already. Last year, it was reported that Google was using a network of Irish companies to cut its tax bill, dropping its effective tax rate from 39 per cent to 31 per cent. This translated into a saving of €100m a year.

Copyright © 2006, ENN

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.