Irish companies reap staff benefit of Big Tech job cuts

Indigenous Irish firms such as IP Telecom that had faced recruitment difficulties are now attracting talent laid off by major competitors

Shena Brien, co-founder, IP Telecom: ‘We are definitely getting more interesting candidates coming through, whereas before we were limited.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Staff laid off by tech companies are being snapped up by indigenous Irish companies which have struggled for months to hire staff, the chief executive of IP Telecom has said.

Shena Brien, the IP Telecom co-founder, told the Business Post that the job cuts at the likes of Meta, Salesforce, Indeed and Google have eased her firm’s difficulties in recruiting and retaining workers.

“We were competing with the likes of Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL, Google. That ...