Last week on Friday, US Software company Salesforce unveiled plans to expand its Irish operation and create a total of 1,500 new jobs in Dublin, according to a recent press release.
Salesforce will create roles over the next five years, which will eventually double its employee headcount to around 3,000 in Dublin. The new job roles will be in a variety of areas, including sales, customer support, engineering, and business services.
The company also revealed details of a new office it is developing in Dublin’s docklands at the Dublin Convention Centre.
1,500 new jobs and Salesforce Tower
The company said the Salesforce Tower facility will consist of four interconnected buildings located on the North Wall Quay within Dublin’s vibrant Silicon Dock, looking across the River Liffey.
Several other large technology companies operate within that area, including, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Salesforce employees will start moving into the new 43,000 sqft. building sometime in the middle of 2021.
The new building, which is being developed by Ronan Group Real Estate and Colony Capital, represents the largest job investment in Ireland in recent years.
The new building will also feature an immersive video lobby, riverside paths, and a hospitality space for Salesforce employees, customers and partners.
‘Educate Together’ grant
As part of the expansion, the company also revealed that it will give an €878,000 (£773,410) grant to Educate Together, a non-profit organisation for or primary & secondary equality-based schools in Ireland.
Since 2009, Salesforce has been supporting the organisation with funding, as well as a program where Salesforce staff volunteer at some of the organisation’s schools.