Workday is to create 1,000 new jobs at its European Headquarters in Dublin. The Irish Government is supporting the increase through IDA Ireland. It will also invest in a new headquarters at Grangegorman, Dublin 7. The increase is in addition to the 400 staff it hired in fiscal 2022, announced last year. Workday already employs 1,700 people at its Dublin office.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD stated: “Today’s announcement of 1,000 new jobs by Workday is a very significant endorsement of Ireland as a place to do business and in our reputation as a leading tech hub in Europe. It is a vote of confidence in the skills and talent of our workforce and our continued attractiveness to leading global companies. I also welcome the company’s decision to construct its new European headquarters at Grangegorman in Dublin.”
Workday is currently designing a “highly sustainable” 550,000 square foot campus across approximately four acres in a Strategic Development Zone. The site is adjacent to Technological University Dublin and was recently bought from the Health Service Executive.
Chris Byrne, Senior Vice President, Workday, commented: “Our culture was built on great people because employees are our number one core value at Workday. Our planned new Grangegorman headquarters will provide us with a contemporary and thoughtful workplace to deliver even greater employee experiences and drive customer initiatives.
“As importantly, we will be able to engage more deeply in our local educational and community programmes, including our STEM partnership with Technological University Dublin, which will help to upskill young people ranging from primary school age to third level education.”
Enterprise Times: What does this mean
What isn’t clear from this announcement is what roles the new staff will fulfil. Will they be experienced consultants, developers or sales staff? While Workday has a good relationship with the Technological University Dublin, will it hire additional graduates? The new building will enhance the relationship with the university due to its proximity. It will also be interesting to see what highly sustainable means once the design is complete. Will it aim for LEED platinum and or Breeam outstanding?
The move indicates the growth that Workday has seen in Europe. Recent wins at Gorillas are an example of the meteoric growth it is seeing across the continent. With Ireland within the EU, it also makes it easier to bring people from other European countries to the head office. This gives the company greater flexibility in reassigning staff across the region to fill shortfalls.