Business expansion
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

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
17 February 2017
Foreseen end date
31 August 2017


Microsoft plans to create 600 jobs in Dublin, with the majority of these new roles being in the company's sales operation. The technology company's EMEA 'Inside Sales Centre' will house 500 of the new jobs, which are expected to be filled in six months time. A further 100 jobs in finance, operations and engineering are to be created across Microsoft Ireland's operations as well.

Microsoft established its base in Ireland in 1985 and its workforce has grown to 1,200 since then. The company has four units in Ireland: the EMEA Operations Centre; the European Development Centre; the Irish sales and marketing subsidiary; and the EMEA Data Centre.


  • 17 February 2017: RTE
  • 17 February 2017: Silicon Republic.com


Eurofound (2017), Microsoft, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 90265, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90265.