Internet giant Google is to create 200 jobs in Dublin with a new operations centre.
The offices, at Eastpoint Business Park in the city's Docklands, are set to be fully up and running by the end of the year
Google said the centre will focus mainly on its geographic-based products such as Google Maps and Google Local. The company, which currently employs 1,500 people in the capital, has already started recruiting graduates with strong IT skills.
David Martin, Google's director of geo operations in Europe, said the jobs boost reflected the firm's positive experience since it set up in Dublin seven years ago.
He said: "Dublin is rapidly becoming the multilingual internet capital of Europe and Google is proud to be leading the charge on this and further increasing our presence here. We are constantly seeking to improve and further develop our location-based products, and Dublin will now be a centre of excellence for this activity."
Staff at Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Barrow Street in the city currently offer customer support to more than 25 countries.
John Herlihy, Google's vice president of global ad operations, said the office had acted as a magnet for talented employees from across Europe. He added: "The new operations centre will build on this success and will strengthen the importance of Dublin to the company as a whole."
People interested in applying for the new roles can contact recruiters Manpower and CPL for more information.