Belfast Telegraph

Australian and US companies create 48 jobs with Dublin-based offices

By Michael Cogley

Australian contractor management firm CXC Corporate Services and US hardware firm Pure Storage both established new hubs in Dublin yesterday, creating 48 jobs.

CXC is to create 30 new jobs across its operations, multi-lingual sales, marketing and support sectors at its new Smithfield office over the next three years.

The company, which also deals in compliance and risk mitigation, recently agreed a partnership with on-demand sourcing platform Elevate Direct that will be supported from Ireland.

CXC Corporate Services managing director Connor Heaney said Dublin is "perfectly positioned" between its two major growth markets, the US and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

"The talent pool available to us in Ireland plus the ease of access it affords to the US and EMEA were key drivers in our decision to locate here," he said.

Meanwhile, Pure Storage is looking to double its Irish workforce to 36 over the next 12 months after establishing its first major support centre outside the US. The Dublin hub will provide technical expertise to the EMEA region with its new staff equipped with 13 different languages.

"We have purposely hired, and are continuing to hire, local talent to help the local economy and to reinforce Ireland's position as a European tech hub," Pure Storage EMEA vice president James Petter said.

Both announcements were supported by jobs agency IDA Ireland, which is targeting Australian firms.

Chief executive Martin Shanahan has said IDA's conversations with companies had "increased and heightened" because of the uncertainty around a Brexit.

Yesterday he said: "The IDA markets Ireland as a location for global companies from across the world to gain access to these (US and European) markets."

And US-based HubSpot this week announced it was creating 320 new jobs as it opened its new offices in Dublin's Docklands - which were fitted out by Northern Ireland firm Mac-Interiors.

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