Workday announced that it would make a major investment in its European headquarters by creating 400 new jobs in Dublin. This will increase its workforce by 30%. The Irish Government supports the investment through IDA Ireland. It has already begun recruiting, with around 90 positions available. Many of those were posted in the last few days although some are over 30 days old. It indicates perhaps that not all resources are available. There were several comments from both government ministers and Workday.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said: “Today’s announcement of 400 new roles by Workday is a great vote of confidence in Dublin, and in Ireland, as a place to do business, to grow and to succeed. It is a strong endorsement of the skills and talent of our workforce and provides a welcome boost to our economy.
The Government’s mission over the coming months and years will be to get people back to work and rebuild our economy, while also ensuring Ireland remains well placed to thrive in the new green and digital economy of the future, with sustainable and high quality jobs. Today’s announcement is a welcome contribution to this.”
Workday invests in real estate
Workday has completed the purchase of several office buildings in the USA, including its headquarters in Pleasanton. According to Alameda Country property records in documents files last week, it paid $172.5 million in an all-cash deal. It bought the property from Dave Duffield, co-founder of Workday and the current chairman, according to The Mercury News.
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This is good news for Ireland at a time where any company creating jobs is positive. For Workday, it is an indication of the success that Workday is having in Europe. It may now also increase other teams across Europe as it looks to expand. The real estate deal in the US is interesting and sees Duffield cut another link with the company. It is a sensible long-term move by Workday.