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700 new jobs for Dublin announced

Seven-hundred new jobs have been announced for Dublin by three companies in the technology and medical device sectors.

Cork headquartered company Voxpro, which provides customer, sales and technical support services to technology firms, is recruiting 400 people at a new office in the Point Village in the capital.

LinkedIn is expanding its Europe Middle East and Africa headquarters workforce by a further 200.

West Pharmaceutical Services is to create more jobs at its Mulhuddart site.

Voxpro will fill the new positions over the next 12-18 months, bringing the numbers employed by the company to 2,000 in Ireland and 3,000 globally.

It also has offices in the US in Athens, Georgia and Folsom, California, and serves customers in 32 countries around the world.

Founded by Dan and Linda Kiely in 1996, the business has expanded rapidly in the past three years, growing five-fold in that period.

It helps other mostly technology companies to grow quickly into international markets by providing a range of customer experience, technical support and sales operations services.

Its customers include Google and Airbnb - companies which have centres close to Voxpro's new offices in Silicon Docks in Dublin.

Elsewhere, LinkedIn has announced it is to fill 200 more positions at its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in the city.

The social network for professionals currently employs 1,000 people in Dublin, where it has had a presence since 2010.

In 2014 it announced it was building a large new office in the city, with capacity for up to 1,200 employees.

That facility will be ready next year, and ahead of its opening the US based firm has as expected moved to add further staff to its operations here.

The new roles will be in sales and support, customers operations and engineering.

The company says the Dublin office is increasingly becoming a centre of expertise in the area of machine learning and natural language processing.

Currently the EMEA headquarters serves customers in 50 markets.

The announcement is coinciding with a visit by LinkedIn chief executive Jeff Weiner to the Dublin office.

Microsoft is in the process of taking over LinkedIn, which it announced last June that it was buying for $26bn.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania-based West Pharmaceutical Services has announced it has expanded its contract manufacturing plant near Mulhuddart in west Dublin, and will add 100 jobs over the next five years.

The company makes packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products.