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Further job announcements this morning as four firms plan to hire 230 people

The positions are to be created across the software, communications and hospitality sectors

Technology giant Microsoft is creating 95 jobs at its Dublin-based operations in sales, operations and software development on the back of an expansion.

The new jobs will include 30 in software development roles, 35 positions for new graduates, with a further 30 people already being recruited for roles in sales and the company’s overseas operations centre. The software group already employs some 1,900 people in Dublin.

“We are delighted that Ireland has been selected as the location for these new development roles. This investment builds on the strong development work that has been done by our team here at the European Development Centre over the past few years and deepens our development footprint in Ireland. These are important roles in two key areas of the business and we are delighted to continue to strengthen the range and diversity of people within the Microsoft Ireland through incremental growth and continued transformation.”

Cathriona Hallahan (Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland)

Thirty of the new positions are in development, and the successful recruits will join the Microsoft Office division, and the applications, media and publishing group at Microsoft. The Microsoft Office team is responsible for developing mission critical features across the Microsoft Office software and service portfolio. The team also develops the technology behind the Cloud based Office 365 subscription model for consumers, which has already had millions of users. The team is also responsible for developing the integrated Office app store. The latter group is recruiting for developer roles who develop and test software, as well as program managers who will be involved in building a world class online sports experience. “The people who come on stream in these jobs will focus on creating and building a scalable infrastructure, and relevant personalised experiences for consumers to enjoy across every device, on the web or via an app,” the company said today.

Microsoft is also hiring in the areas of online services program management, devices sales and operations planning (S&OP) as well as advertising operations and channel management at its Europe Middle East and Africa Operations Centre.

Meanwhile in other job news

Meanwhile in other job news, bar and restaurant group the Wright Bar Group, which has nine venues across Dublin including in Airside Retail Park in Swords, as well as Clontarf and Malahide, will invest €800,000 in developing two new businesses with the creation of 100 jobs.

Brandtone, the Dublin based mobile marketing group , will create 29 new jobs with an investment of €2.9 million, while Roscommon based communications company FCS Global, which provides communication solutions including voice, data and networking , will add 10 new jobs to its Irish operation.

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