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By Chamber Press Office, 18 January 2019
Salesforce's announcement of 1,500 new jobs in Dublin sends a message to the world about the city's standing as a great place to do business, according to Dublin Chamber.
The Chamber, the voice of the business community in Dublin, said the Salesforce announcement was a shot in the arm for both Dublin and Ireland, at a time of considerable economic uncertainty.
Dublin Chamber CEO Mary Rose Burke said: "This is a great day for Dublin. Yet again we see that the biggest and best companies in the world want to do business in Ireland. Salesforce are already a big employer in Dublin and the fact that they are determined to expand so aggressively here in the coming years is a clear vote of confidence in the Dublin offering. The Salesforce announcement sends a message to the world about Ireland's credentials as a place to business."
Dublin Chamber has cautioned that Dublin's ability to continue to attract more jobs and investment will depend on our ability to offer skilled talent and to address our current housing shortage and infrastructure deficiencies.
Ms Burke said: "Dublin, just like every other major European city, has challenges it must overcome in order to continue growing. Housing is the biggest issue currently facing businesses in the Dublin region. Huge opportunity exists for Dublin to continue to win new jobs, both from firms already based here and from overseas companies looking to expand. Firms in Dublin are looking to hire staff at all levels. It is essential therefore that accommodation in the Dublin region is both available and affordable for people of all levels."