US learning software company Udemy is to double its headcount in Dublin with 100 new jobs.

Udemy has opened an expanded 2,000 square metre office at Windmill Lane where its expanded workforce of 200 people will sit.

The expansion comes on the heels of the company receiving a $50m investment from strategic backer Benesse Holdings, a Japanese education publisher.

“This new expanded office demonstrates Udemy’s ongoing commitment to investing in Ireland”

“Dublin is a mission-critical global office for Udemy,” said Bill O’Shea, EMEA managing director for Udemy.

“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.” 

Upskilling is key to the future of work

Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies trust Udemy for employee upskilling. Using the platform, millions of students are mastering new skills from 57,000 expert instructors teaching over 150,000 online courses in topics from programming and data science to leadership and team building.

For companies, Udemy for Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to 4,000+ courses, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy for Government is designed to upskill workers and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies trust Udemy for employee upskilling.

“This new expanded office demonstrates Udemy’s ongoing commitment to investing in Ireland,” said Mary Buckley, executive director, IDA Ireland.

“The EMEA headquarters in Dublin plays an important role in the company’s global operations. Udemy is creating excellent opportunities for talented people who are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, and I wish them continued success in their endeavours.”

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 9 March, 2020

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