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Mastercard to add 1,500 technology jobs in Ireland – Source Reuters Tech News

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Mastercard Inc plans to hire 1,500 more staff in Dublin over the next three to five years, more than trebling its workforce in one of Ireland’s largest single multinational jobs announcements.

The U.S. credit card issuer has had a presence in Dublin since 2008 where it set up its research and development arm, Mastercard Labs, four years later. Its workforce will increase to more than 2,000 from 650 now, IDA Ireland, the state agency competing to win foreign jobs, said in a statement on Monday.

That matched the 1,500 jobs U.S. cloud software company said it would add over a similar period a year ago, which at the time IDA Ireland said marked one of the largest job announcements in its 70-year history.

Foreign multinationals, particularly in the technology sector, employ about a quarter of a million people in Ireland, accounting for one in 10 jobs in the fast growing economy.

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