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Jobs boost for Limerick as WP Engine marks fifth anniversary in the city

WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress expertise firm, has introduced it is to increase it is workforce in Limerick as it marks its fifth anniversary in the city.

Recruitment is underway to fill 25 new roles, throughout quite a lot of areas, between now and the finish of the 12 months.

The firm’s Limerick workplace, which opened with a crew of 10 in September 2016, represented a major growth of WP Engine’s buyer help and engineering capabilities in Europe, whereas at the identical time, serving as the spark for additional funding in the area and future development of the whole firm.

After being named one in all the Best Workplaces in Ireland earlier this 12 months, WP Engine Limerick was additionally designated as one in all the Best Workplaces in Tech by Great Place to Work (GPTW), the world authority on office tradition.

GPTW certification alone is a robust indicator of an organization’s dedication to fostering an open, accepting office, with a robust tradition that promotes transparency and belief.  

“On its fifth anniversary, I couldn’t be more excited or proud of the growth of our Limerick team and the key role they play in the success of WP Engine,” mentioned Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO of WP Engine.

“Five years in the past we have been seeking to increase our innovation and buyer expertise groups in service to our world prospects. We knew once we met and labored with IDA Ireland and with the native Limerick city and regional officers that we had discovered our new residence in Europe. Between the quantity of high technical expertise in Ireland, the deal with enterprise development in the nation and the superb folks and tradition of Limerick, we couldn’t have discovered a greater place to develop our crew and tradition,” she added.

Paul Ryan, Limerick Site Lead and Senior Director of Technical Support at WP Engine says he might by no means have envisaged the place the place the firm is on 5 years after its arrival in Limerick.

“We are lucky to work with the Limerick City and County Council, IDA and Limerick Chamber of Commerce in our dedication to the development of Limerick. In partnership with regional training institutes, we drive thrilling profession alternatives for our present and future staff. We are most happy with our crew members in Limerick and round the nation, who in 5 brief years have elevated WP Engine Ireland to be one in all the Best Workplaces in Tech 2021,” he mentioned.

Will Corcoran, Regional Manager with IDA Ireland has welcomed the milestone achieved by WP Engine.

“WP Engine’s announcement and growth over the last five years demonstrates not only the company’s continued commitment to Limerick and Ireland but also the attractiveness of the Mid-West region’s value proposition. It is a strong endorsement of the talent available and the vibrant tech cluster in the Mid-West. I wish WP Engine every success with its growth plans as it continues to support their clients and power their digital experiences.”

The Mayor of the City and Countu of Limerick has additionally praised the success of WP Engine in Limerick.

“The firm is one in all Limerick’s champions. It helps to boost our profile as a major location for expertise funding. The crew in Limerick have embraced the Limerick tradition to turn out to be an integral a part of the distinctive ecosystem of collaboration and partnership which is the key to the on-going success of each the firm and Limerick. We are very proud to have WP Engine driving innovation in Limerick,” he mentioned.

WP Engine will open new expanded workplaces in Limerick in the coming weeks and following the present recruitment programme it’ll make use of round 140 folks in the city.

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