With Hewlett-Packard’s announcement of new jobs to be created in Dublin, the digital landscape in the Republic of Ireland just got that bit more crowded. The company has vacancies for engineers, partners and distributors and will require candidates with high-level technical skills and language capabilities.
The company said that the high quality of the available talent plus local wage competitiveness were the key factors in its decision to create 60 new jobs to its global solutions centre in Belfield, Dublin.
HP plans to consolidate its European operations at its Belfield facility, in order to provide high level technical support to a customer base spread across Northern Europe and the Benelux countries.
The new roles are for first-line support to customers, on-site engineers, partners and distributors. The company is looking for individuals with the necessary technical experience and language capabilities (fluency in English and one other relevant European language).
HP country manager Martin Murphy said the challenge to the Irish Government as it emerges from the economic downturn is to articulate why firms like HP and Google have chosen to put roots down in Ireland and why others should follow their example.
"Ireland has to solve the competitiveness equation. We haven’t solved it yet – Ireland needs to get super-competitive if we are to compete with the future nations of the earth. We have to have an investment strategy for this industry – what is going to attract good people and what will retain good people?
"We talk about creating a Silicon Valley-style culture – the challenge to the government is to articulate compelling reasons to do this."
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