Accountancy firm PwC are looking to recruit 500 new staff over the next year and tech giant Microsoft have 100 new jobs to be filled.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) said its batch of recruits next year would include 200 professionals on top of its annual graduate recruitment drive, while it plans a campaign to attract talent home from abroad.
Positions are being made available in assurance, technology, digital, data analytics, cybersecurity, financial effectiveness, regulatory compliance, risk management, deals and international tax as well as financial services and fund administration.
PwC said it is aiming to attract talent to come home from abroad as well as talent based in Ireland.
“We have ambitious growth plans for 2016 and beyond,” said Feargal O’Rourke, PwC Ireland managing partner.
“And as Ireland’s market-leading firm, helping our clients further expand their businesses, we’re also aiming to attract specialised skills to come home. Ireland is a great place to work and live and, with our growth potential, now is an exciting time for people based internationally to consider a career at home with PwC.”
Microsoft said it was seeking a wide range of skilled workers including engineers, data analytics, programme managers, finance and sales and marketing among others.
All the positions will be based at the company’s operations centre in Dublin.
Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland, said: “Our new colleagues will have an opportunity to influence how this vision is delivered for customers across the globe.
“Microsoft in Ireland is a global hub for many parts of our operations and development teams. That means that there are great career opportunities for people – many of whom will have a European or global role while being based in Dublin.”