Multinational companies involved in the project include EMC, McAfee, Trend Micro and Qualcomm. There are also may startups involved in the project. Of the 100,000 people who visited the site, about half came from Ireland while the other half came mainly from European countries like Germany, France and Italy. The availability of tech sector jobs especially those with a language requirement is a huge draw for tech professionals from across Europe with many German, French and Spanish people coming to the city. A survey carried out by Make IT in Cork earlier in the year showed that people who moved to Ireland did so primarily for the jobs but the next most quoted reason was because of the friendliness of the people.
" People that we speak to, who have made the move to Ireland to work in the tech sector often mention how helpful and friendly Irish people have been and how easy it has been for them to settle in. They may have moved here because of a job offer but the reason that they stay seems to be more about the people and also the culture. The great pub scene and the possibility to go hiking or surfing at the weekend, makes Cork a very appealing destination for European tech professionals. We're delighted to have welcomed 100,000 visitors to our site and hope to welcome many more who are looking for new opportunities in the thriving tech sector in Cork'' Says Siobhán Hasner, Online Marketing Manager of Make IT in Cork.
Many of those who move to Cork to work in the tech sector will stay in Ireland for approximately two years before returning to their home country with improved English and the experience of having worked with a great IT company abroad.
There are also great opportunities for Irish graduates and job seekers with opportunities in software development as well as sales and marketing roles.
For more information about these roles visit www.makeitincork.com