Ireland's economy appears to be emerging from the difficulties of past decades and forging ahead into an era of boundless possibilities. Much of this expansion stems from a strong takeoff of the technology sector throughout the Emerald Isle, with established multinational corporations and startups alike coming to the country.
According to Silicon Republic, approximately 600 positions opened up late last week, and the majority of these remain unfilled the week of Nov. 20. About one-third of these possible roles are with YapStone, a Canada-based fintech firm, which plans to open a major facility in Drogheda, County Louth.
IBM was right behind YapStone, with the announcement of 150 open positions. These jobs will be available in Damastown, County Dublin, at the computing giant's Digital Delivery Centre.
Other companies promoting their open roles throughout Ireland included software company Kaseya, the Canadian periodical subscription app PressReader, and Zevas, an outsourced sales firm.
In a more general sense, the Irish economy of late reaps the benefits of investments made by firms based all over Europe and in the U.S. that wish to expand their presence to Ireland. According to the Irish Independent, e-commerce, energy, pharmaceuticals and food services are the sectors attracting the most interest, along with tech.