Squarespace to create 100 Dublin jobs as its sets up European HQ here


Website publishing company Squarespace has announced 100 new jobs for Dublin as it sets up its European headquarters in the city.

Based in New York, Squarespace's product allows anyone to easily create professional blogs, web pages, stores, and galleries without touching a line of code.

The new headquarters in Dublin will serve Squarespace customers around the globe and will include a variety of customer care roles. The new jobs are being supported by IDA Ireland.

"We chose Dublin as our first location outside of New York City over many others in Europe," said Anthony Casalena, founder and chief executive of Squarespace.

"Dublin offers us a friendly, young, and talented workforce in a vibrant centre city location. It's the perfect choice for Squarespace,'' he added.

Today's jobs announcement was attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton.

"The decision by Squarespace to base its headquarters in Dublin is a signal of Ireland's growing reputation as the Internet capital of Europe,'' commented Mr Kenny.

Welcoming the new jobs, Mr Bruton said that Squarespace is a highly innovative company and a leader in its field.

''Today's announcement that it is establishing its European headquarters in Dublin and creating 100 high-quality jobs is great news for the city and the sector,'' he added.