In 2001, Salesforce opened its first office in Dublin, Ireland. It has since expanded to a team of 1,400 people as the business continues to evolve. To accommodate this growth there is an exciting office move planned. Following on from its new towers in San Francisco and Atlanta in 2018, it’s now Dublin’s turn. The Irish tower can be found in the city’s vibrant Silicone Dock, heralding the next stage of both Salesforce’s evolution and Dublin’s development as the home of thriving business.
The move is planned for mid-2021 and with 430,000 square feet at its disposal, the target is to employ an extra 1,500 people in the next five years, mirroring Salesforce’s commitment to continued growth. The company’s desire to help boost the local economy is further supported by Salesforce.org, which is the philanthropic sector of their business. Working with Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), Salesforce announced a $1million grant to Educate Together, which is a non-profit network of equality-based primary and second-level schools in Ireland. There will also be an event space in the new office called the ‘Ohana Floor’ which will not only be open for Salesforce customers and partners but also use on weeknights and weekends for not-for-profit organisations and local community groups.
Salesforce will also be supporting local sustainability with its new office. The company has named the project as, “one of the most sustainable building projects to-date” in Dublin. The office will use entirely renewable energy, with onsite solar panels. Not only this, but there will be an innovative green roof that will capture rainwater, from which carbon and filtered water will be sourced. Additionally, the terrace will act as an accessible green space in the heart of the city. It will be a Net Zero Energy building, which means it will produce as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. It will be one of the first buildings of this kind in Dublin.
Founded in 1999, Salesforce has grown into the global leader in customer related management (CRM), with 36,000 employees worldwide. Due to its continuous growth, Salesforce is currently searching for talented people to join its team in Dublin and help keep the company at the forefront of the CRM sector. With the opening of its new Dublin tower, the firm is expecting to expand even more and make its mark in this exciting city and help to further improve the local economy. It will certainly be a great draw for talented professionals and graduates since Salesforce has been named one of Ireland’s Best Places to Work for the past three years, as well as the Best Workplace in Europe in 2018.
As a partner of Salesforce, K2 matches certified Salesforce talent with the best Salesforce jobs around the world. The Dublin Tower will create an even wider Salesforce community, there will be a greater number of Salesforce consultants who will be able to work with K2 and help our clients deliver their business outcomes.