News : Salesforce.com Plans to Add Around 1,500 Irish Jobs
Dublin, Ireland, Jan, 2019 -- Salesforce.com Inc. is planning to add as many as 1,500 jobs in Ireland over five years.
The San Francisco-based software maker, which now employs more than 1,000 people in Ireland, laid out its Irish expansion plans Friday in Dublin. Bloomberg News first reported the figure on Thursday. The company, in a joint announcement with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, unveiled a plan to build a "Salesforce Tower" in the city.
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The software maker’s planned hiring spree in Ireland comes amid a broader push to ensure that the company’s growth continues. International expansion has been paramount to Salesforce.
Salesforce also pledged in June to spend to spur sales in the U.K. over the next five years. The funds will go to hire new employees, build another U.K. data center and expand office space. The provider in customer-relations management software said in April that it would invest in its French business over the next five years.
For Ireland, the news will ease concern that recent high-profile tax cases could hurt investment. Perrigo Co Plc told investors last month that it faced an Irish tax demand for 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion). Moreover, the European Commission has ordered Ireland to recover 13 billion euros in tax arrears from Apple Inc.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, January 21, 2019