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Is that Mindgeek Ireland Holding Limited?


There hasn’t been much activity this thread so thought I might as well.

Intel seems to continue investment (yet to be confirmed though) … -1.3754119

Not sure if there’s 5000 people available in construction at this point!

More software (and related jobs):

Salesforce is pushing big time - 1,500 people and a fancy building in the IFSC! Plus a million quid for Educate Together so the workforce doesn’t have to put their kids into catholic schools. … ublin.html

For a change, European life science company - Eurofins:
Seems to have already a quite some presence in Ireland … rng-centre

Most (or many) of those jobs cannot be filled without bringing people into the country. Never mind that I wouldn’t have a clue where they are all going to live!


they’re so benevolent and caring.


They’re obviously doing it for tax reasons, otherwise they would set up offices in places that have a surplus of suitable prospective employees, unless they’re hoping to poach the staff from other companies.


Cheer up! More high tech, well paid jobs are coming to town.

All we have to do is build the houses, schools and hospitals. We were doing that when we had no money.

Mind you, the smart people in Salesforce will quickly discover that the traditional schools are best.


The good news are still coming in fast: Facebook, this time. Not core IT roles though, but that’s also ok I guess: … -1.3765257

And another million quid for “good cause”:

That’s very nice, I thought…


I’d prefer that they properly policed their content (as every other publisher is obliged to do) and paid taxes - handing over a trivial amount from a large pot of untaxed wealth is not generosity - giving a million after your profits have been taxed is generosity. This just looks slimy to me.


The tax is the main reason but the availability of staff is another reason. There are roughly 80000 people working in IT in this country (although ‘IT’ is a very loose term it does include the kind of call centre fodder that Salesforce are (mainly) looking for).
People in IT change jobs roughly every 2-3 years so there are around 25000 people that potentially include the kind of skills that you are looking for - there are very few locations in the world that you will find those kind of numbers available. Salesforce are a decent employer - there are plenty of people who will be willing to jump from some of the less attractive employers in the city. Pay is at least starting to rise even in this lower end work so possible it will put some money into the economy and hopefully not just into increased rents.


Analogous to a shipment of USAID to ISIS… :angry:


IT is such a generic term that it is becoming relatively meaningless. I’ve been involved in the IT sector for the guts of two decades and we would see our industry as more Business Solutions to Information Technology in the traditional sense.

Calling a person who is in content control in Facebook as being in the IT sector is misleading, as is a graduate in Salesforce banging out 100 cold calls a day.


Communication Services. … works.html


This story was fairly high profile outside of Ireland, due to the Apple Siri root of the job losses incurred in Cork.

There are fears that more than 300 contractors in Cork working on transcription and grading projects for Apple were let go this week; However, Globetech and Apple have refused to comment on how many staff members are affected or on the nature of their work…

…Contractors working for Globetech regularly listened to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri each shift, according to the former employee: “They {the recordings} were about a few seconds long, occasionally we would hear personal data or snippets of conversations but mostly it would be Siri commands.”

… Staff employed as data analysts with Globetech, a Cork-firm headquartered at Cork Airport Business Park, were advised this week that their employment with the company has been terminated.

Apple suspended transcription and grading work on Siri recordings last month after details of the practice came to light; Documents seen by the Irish Examiner confirm that the company has now ended this type of work.

There are fears that more than 300 contractors in Cork working on transcription and grading projects for Apple were let go this week; However, Globetech and Apple have refused to comment on how many staff members are affected or on the nature of their work.


AIB plans to cut 10% of it’s workforce

More than a thousand jobs are to be slashed at one of the country’s biggest banks.

Staff numbers at AIB will drop from 10,000 to below 9,000, as the number of jobs now required to deal with bad debt at the bank has fallen.

AIB chief executive Colin Hunt said: ‘Over time, the bank’s headcount, based on an unchanged business offering, based on our current suite of products, based on our current strategy, it is inevitable that we will have a smaller workforce in the medium term.

AIB set to axe more than 1,000 jobs in major staff cull



Donal O’Donovan: ‘Global economy is in trouble - and unfortunately more job losses are likely on the way for us’

The global economy is in trouble.

Ireland has escaped the hard shock of a messy Brexit this month but under the surface there is a real slow down in global trade .

Jobs boomed here in the past decade in tandem with a rise in globalisation, but our status as a small, globalised and hyper connected economy inevitably now means we are on the front line when things go wrong.

This week’s devastating jobs blows at Molex in Shannon, and at Novartis in Cork mean almost a thousand Irish families are facing an uncertain future.

Billionaires Charles Koch and the late David Koch who bought Molex have been important backers of the US Republican party but have opposed Donald Trump’s anti free-trade policies.

They’ll be extremely hard to replace and unfortunately more of these jobs blows are likely on the way.

We don’t know yet how hard a winter Ireland’s manufacturing base is facing. Unfortunately we can be certain that it will be worse than last year’s.

Policy makers – and the rest of us - cannot take what has been a booming Irish jobs market for granted.

The US and China, the world’s two biggest economies, are locked in a damaging and unpredictable war of words and trade tariffs that is hurting both existing global trade and the confidence needed to support investment for the future. All multinationals are having to review their global supply chains, global costs and future plans in light of this new reality.

Ireland has had a unique niche in the global supply chains of in industries like microchips, pharmaceuticals and tech, which flourished during the past two decades of increasingly open trading.

Germany quietly slipped into an official recession this week. Like Ireland it has been another key winner when the US and China were holding each other up and is suffering in the new era of tariffs and threats.

Meanwhile, the UK, which remains a key Irish trading partner and in many ways the most dynamic part of the EU economy, is engulfed in Brexit, which has sapped investor confidence and again forced multinationals manufacturers to reconsider their entire supply chains.


Yet we escaped a messy Brexit (for now) as the article claims… uh, hang on, this does not compute!

Well, such to my way of seeing things, such an article underlines how no one is prepared. in Ireland and elsewhere, but as a political sideshow, how they’re gonna spin to blame, any such hard-bad-news events on Brexit will be I imagine, a version of comical Austin orders of magnitude of which the likes have never been seen!

… _prepared? Who? What? _ :whistle:


More manufacturing gone. This time to Germany

Rondo Food to close Arklow plant, 150 jobs to go
150 jobs are set to go at pet treat manufacturer Rondo Food, based in Arklow in Co Wicklow, when it closes at the end of January.
The company’s German owners have decided to move work carried out at the Arklow facility to Krefeld in Germany.

We are very grateful for both their dedication and for our long-standing cooperation with Enterprise Ireland. The unsatisfactory economic development and the market situation necessitate the bundling of operations at our largest location in Germany," it added in a statement.
It is understood that Brexit, the weakening German economy and global economic challenges are among the factors that are making trading conditions difficult for the plant.


So moving a production facility there will fix that?
More likely it is to soak up unemployment caused by other German industry going Kaputt.