700 new jobs for Dublin

Seven hundred new jobs have been announced for Dublin.

Customer solutions company Voxpro is creating 400 new positions, as it sets up a new office in Silicon Docks at the Point Village.

Meanwhile, West Pharmaceutical Services is expanding its Mulhuddart facility and hiring 100 people for it and LinkedIn is taking on another 200 as it works to complete its office at Wilton Place in the coming months.

Enda Kenny meets Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn at the company's announcement of 200 new jobs

The company is to create new roles in sales and sales support, customer operations, and engineering.

The growing engineering team in Ireland will focused on natural language processing and machine learning, in which Dublin is increasingly a centre of expertise.

The announcement comes ahead of the completion of LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ at Wilton Place, with construction set to finish in 2017.

The new office space will feature a range of amenities such as an in-house gym, 300 bicycle parking spots, barista stations and a music room.

LinkedIn's senior director of international operations Sharon McCooey said the company needed about 25 different skillsets across a variety of roles.

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