Google, Microsoft and Amazon among the companies to have established data centres in Dublin

Originally posted by The Irish Times

The Irish TimesData centres are huge catalysts for growth in the employment market, according to Sigmar Recruitment CEO Adrian McGennis, who said the demand for data storage is increasing rapidly with rising levels of online activity.

He pointed to the Hosting Digital Assets in Ireland report, conducted by Sigmar Recruitment, which found data centres tend to employ on average between 100-300 employees.

Speaking at the Host in Ireland data centre conference, he said research had shown there is a multiplier effect of employment by data centres. For every job created at a data centre an additional one is created elsewhere in the economy.

The report examines the availability of ICT Talent in Ireland, how Ireland is nurturing this talent, labour costs and salary levels of staffing a data centre and the employment impact of setting up data centres in an area.

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