Local Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has welcomed the announcement that Microsoft will be recruiting a further 200 people to work at its Sandyford base.
“This news is another great jobs win for Sandyford. Just last year Microsoft announced the recruitment of 600 jobs for Sandyford and today’s announcement of a further 200 is super news.
“These roles in inside sales provide high level opportunities for people from the local and surrounding areas. Microsoft is looking to attract recruits with strong technical and linguistic skills.
“In centralising their operations to a new campus in Sandyford, Microsoft will bring the total number of employees there to a whopping 2,000.
“Sandyford has had a series of strong job announcements recently and this is a further lift for a thriving commercial and residential area on the Southside, conveniently located close to the M50 and the N11 while also being served by the LUAS.
“This jobs announcement is just one example of how this country has seen the unemployment rate reduce down to 6.1% from 15.2% at the height of the recession.
“Fine Gael’s Action Plan for jobs led to the first jobs led recovery in the history of the state and has overseen the creation of 225,000 jobs in just over six years. I hope to see that continue in the right direction.”