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Google establishes new Operations Centre in Dublin

20/08/10

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Dublin is rapidly becoming the multilingual internet capital of Europe and Google is proud to be leading the charge on this and further increasing our presence here.

David Martin, Director, Geo Operations for Google in Europe.

Dublin, 20th August, 2010 - Google is to create 200 new jobs in Ireland immediately, with the establishment of a new Operations Centre in Dublin. The new centre will work with Google’s popular location based products such as Google Local and Google Maps.

This new investment reflects the positive experience Google has had here in Dublin, where it employs 1500 people. “Dublin is rapidly becoming the multilingual internet capital of Europe and Google is proud to be leading the charge on this and further increasing our presence here,” said David Martin, Director, Geo Operations for Google in Europe.

 “The Dublin Operations Centre will primarily focus on our geographic based products to ensure a great local experience for our users across Europe.  We are constantly seeking to improve and further develop our location based products and Dublin will now be a centre of excellence for this activity," he said.

"Google Maps displays so much more than the geography of a place, and now incorporates rich data from thousands of sources in different languages from across the world and also includes local business listings.  This Operations Centre will help to manage these data sources to give Google Maps users even more local information than before."

Mr. Martin added; “With the increasing proliferation of
smart phones and Google's Android platform for mobiles, more and more people are using local and mapping products on a daily basis. We want to ensure they have a great experience and that the information we give them is accurate, useful and up to date.”

The new Operations Centre will be based in Eastpoint Business Park and plans to be fully operational this year. Google will work with local staffing partners CPL and Manpower to ramp up the new Operations Centre. Recruiting has already commenced for entry level graduates with one or two years experience and strong IT skills.  Candidates interested in applying for these positions should contact Google's staffing partners directly.

“We are very pleased to expand our mandate in Ireland with this new investment,” said John Herlihy, Vice President, Global Ad Operations, Google.  “Our EMEA headquarters is located here and we have been successful in attracting very talented people from across Europe to work in Dublin.  The new Operations Centre will build on this success and will strengthen the importance of Dublin to the company as a whole.”

For media queries please contact Céline Crawford, Google Press Office, 01 7038613 / 086 8235777

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