Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 December 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Up to 120 highly skilled technology jobs are to go at the Dublin headquarters of US owned e-learning company SkillSoft. SkillSoft's global review recommends outsourcing the editorial division that develops e-learning courseware content. It is likely the firm will retain its software development centre in Dublin. ‘The primary factors leading to this restructuring are the company's ability to more cost effectively utilise outsourcing partners to develop course content and the completion of certain research and development initiatives undertaken after the merger with SmartForce and the excess space that now exists following the departure of contractors used to complete that work,’ said Mr Chuck Moran, SkillSoft president and chief executive.


  • 1 December 2004: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2004), SkillSoft, Outsourcing in Ireland, factsheet number 60792, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60792.