|Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today announced that
Dropbox, US cloud storage firm, is to establish an international Operation
Centre in Dublin. Dropbox is a service that allows its users to easily access
and share documents, photos and videos from anywhere in the world. This is
Dropbox’s first move outside of the United States. Kenny statement says: "The
new office will strengthen Dropbox’s ability to provide technical support to the
millions of Dropbox users worldwide. This investment is supported by the
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland." There is no
estimate of the likely number of jobs involved.
The initial goal of Dropbox’s
Dublin office is to hire for a variety of positions, including multi-lingual
sales teams (likely from Eastern Europe), account management and user operations
staff, all of which will provide targeted support to Dropbox users in Europe.
With over 100 million users worldwide, over one-third of them in the European
region alone, Dropbox’s new office opening will support the company’s continuing
growth and expansion.
Enda Kenny said: “As part of Ireland's mission to become the best small country
in the world for business we have become the European hub for many of the
world’s leading digital companies. The arrival of a top cloud company like
Dropbox indicates Ireland’s growing capacity to usher in the next generation of
internet companies. Ireland has many advantages to offer international
companies, including our young, passionate and talented workforce, all of which
will be a great asset to Dropbox as they make their new home in Dublin. I wish
Dropbox every success with this new centre and offer them the continued support
of the Irish Government as the company continues to develop here.”
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