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Martin Shanahan
Martin Shanahan

Jobs and recruitment website Glassdoor is to create 100 jobs over the next three years as it establishes a presence in Dublin.

The company - which allows employees to post reviews of their employer, including pay rates, which can then be examined by jobseekers - plans to open an office here in January.

Glassdoor International head Diarmuid Russell said the company "wanted to find a base in Europe that we could grow in, that would have access to the talent that we want to help us sell both into the UK and Ireland, but also to more broadly sell into the whole of Western Europe over time".

It's also launching an Irish version of the site for jobseekers here.

"Globally, there's been a big strengthening of people looking for the top talent, and people definitely have more choices now then they had a year or 18 months ago in terms of where they choose to go and work," Mr Russell said.

"Longer term, we're seeing people spend a bit less time in jobs - it's maybe more like a two- to three-year stint as opposed to a four- to five-year stint."

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan (inset) said talent is "the number one reason why companies choose Ireland".

"Glassdoor has a great understanding of this. This launch forms part of their investment plan for Ireland.

"We welcome their plans to open an office in Dublin in January 2016 and wish them continued success," he added.

The company was set up in 2008 and has raised $160m from investors.

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