Slalom, the global business and technology consulting company, today announced plans to create 300 new jobs in Ireland in the next three to five years. The announcement comes as the firm signs a lease on the high-profile Waterways House in Dublin’s Digital Docklands. Slalom’s Irish operation, the company’s 8th international market, was established a year ago, and expects to have 60 employees by the year end.

The new roles will be in key growth areas including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Salesforce, Data Analytics, Business Advisory Services, and AI-enabled Change. The expansion reflects the company's commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive business transformation and growth for its clients.

"We are thrilled to announce the creation of 300 new roles in Ireland, adding to the 40 created in our first year, a testament to our commitment to invest in the talent and potential of this dynamic market," said Jane Dawson-Howe, Country Managing Director of Slalom in Ireland. “The demand from clients for the application of Gen AI to drive innovation in their operations has contributed to the rapid expansion of our Irish business over the past year and will fuel our future growth.”

The new Dublin base will serve as a central hub for the firm's operations in Ireland, facilitating collaboration and innovation with clients across Ireland and the UK. The move to Digital Docklands aligns with Slalom's strategy to partner closely with other organisations leading technological advancement and business innovation.

"We are committed to investing in the Irish market, and our new office will act as the cornerstone of our efforts to deliver transformative AI solutions and advisory services to our clients. We are proud to be part of Dublin's thriving tech community and look forward to contributing to its continued success," added Dawson-Howe. "Our expansion in Ireland is not just about job creation; it's about building better tomorrows for our clients, our employees, and the wider community."

Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Peter Burke said, “Slalom’s decision to expand its operations in Ireland with the addition of 300 new jobs underlines the importance of Ireland as a stable and attractive location for international business. I am pleased to see a large technology consultancy company recognising the benefits of locating in Ireland and I wish Slalom every success in the future.”

Michael Lohan, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “Today’s announcement by Slalom confirms Ireland as a great location to commence and scale your business with our vibrant ecosystem and available talent pool. I want to congratulate Slalom and to assure them of IDA Ireland’s continued support as they expand their operations in Ireland in the years ahead.”

As part of its commitment to unlock the benefits of AI for employees, Slalom, also announced that it will equip every Slalomer in Ireland and the UK with a Microsoft Copilot licence, to drive innovation and productivity across its current 520-person strong UK&I workforce.