AROUND 300 jobs are to come online at Dublin and Cork as two US businesses plan to create high-tech positions over the coming months.
Marketing software company Hub Spot has announced the creation of around 150 jobs in Dublin. The firm is expected to create jobs in sales, support, marketing, engineering and development roles.
Hub Spot currently employs 22 staff in Dublin.
Meanwhile, software security company FireEye has announced the creation of 150 jobs with the establishment of a new technical support centre in Cork.
FireEye provides software protection against web and email next-generation security threats and said that recruitment is expected to begin immediately.
The company said that the support engineer jobs will be focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Tony Kolish, senior vice president of customer support at FireEye said: "Putting FireEye's EMEA technical support centre in Ireland was an obvious choice due to the country's successful track record in technology, an existing cluster of high-tech companies, and the availability of competent, multilingual talent."
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the announcement was "a great boost for the city and a further indication of what is possible in this sector for Ireland".