California-based Workday, a provider of SaaS enterprise solutions for human resources and financial management activities, announced on Monday that it intends to create 1,000 jobs over the next two years at its European headquarters in Dublin.
Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD says, “Today’s announcement of 1,000 new jobs by Workday is a very significant endorsement of Ireland as a place to do business and in our reputation as a leading tech hub in Europe. It is a vote of confidence in the skills and talent of our workforce and in our continued attractiveness to leading global companies. I also welcome the company’s decision to construct its new European headquarters at Grangegorman in Dublin.”
The hiring spree will increase Workday’s Irish workforce by approximately 60 per cent. Currently, the company employs nearly 1,700 staff in Dublin to support its more than 9,500 customers worldwide. It will be looking to hire across its product development, engineering and data science, sales, services and user experience teams.
Workday’s new European headquarters
The development is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. Workday also announced plans to construct its new European headquarters at Grangegorman, Dublin 7, to support its growth and deepen its local community partnerships.
Workday’s new European headquarters will be a highly-sustainable 550,000 square foot campus across approximately four acres in a Strategic Development Zone, adjacent to Technological University Dublin. Workday has agreed to buy the site from the HSE.
The company’s current headquarters are located at the Kings Building in Smithfield. As planning begins for the new Grangegorman base, Workday will augment its existing office space by becoming the anchor tenant at the Dockline building in Dublin 1. In addition to transport links and facilities, the 80,000 square foot Dockline Building has approximately 200 bicycle spaces and is BER A3 energy rated.
Chano Fernandez, co-CEO at Workday, says, “Our presence in Dublin, and the incredible talent we’ve been able to hire here, have been critical components of our innovation and customer service efforts – both core values at Workday. We see great opportunity ahead as we help some of the world’s largest organisations with their digital transformation efforts, including how they adapt to change, plan for the future, and support their employees in the changing world of work.”
Chris Byrne, Senior Vice President at Workday, says, “With our planned new Grangegorman headquarters, we will be able to engage more deeply in our local educational and community programmes, including our STEM partnership with Technological University Dublin, which will help to upskill young people ranging from primary school age to third-level education.”
Founded in 2005 by Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield, and led by current co-CEO Chano Fernandez, Workday is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world.
Workday’s applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics have been adopted by thousands of organisations around the world and across industries — from medium-sized businesses to more than 50 per cent of the Fortune 500.