Remote learning platform Udemy to create 100 jobs at expanded Dublin office

  • Udemy plans to grow from 100 to 200 Irish staff in the next year with the launch of an expanded office in Dublin.

    Millions of people around the world learn new skills through remote learning platform Udemy, which sells online courses in everything from cloud computing and game development to financial analysis and business. The courses are created by experts in the field and the most popular of them are kept up to date as technology progresses, helping people stay ahead of the latest skill trends.

    The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has had an office in Dublin since 2014, which has acted as the company's EMEA hub. It's now announced that it will double the size of its Irish staff with the opening of an expanded office in Dublin that is set to be the firm's EMEA headquarters.

    The announcement comes after the firm posted high year-on-year growth and secured $50m US of investment from Japanese partner Benesse Holdings. The new office will be a custom 2,000 square meter space for the firm's 100 Dublin-based employees, with room to grow to 200 employees and video-conferencing tech built in to help them communicate with Udemy's other offices around the world.

    Udemy CEO Gregg Coccari explained why the firm chose Dublin as its EMEA headquarters: "As a global business with a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is proud that we selected Dublin as our EMEA hub back in 2014. As we significantly expand our Dublin presence by building out our own space, we are reminded of what initially drew us to Ireland: world-class technical and business talent and an accessible base for the larger region."

    Udemy's EMEA managing director Bill O’Shea described Dublin as "a mission-critical global office for Udemy,” adding that "Unlike other employers who may have employees in discrete functions in Ireland, we’re attracting and investing in employees across our entire business—from engineering and product to sales and content acquisition."

    Source: IDA Ireland

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