Recession attracts major US employer

The chief executive of a US firm which is creating 150 jobs in Dublin said his company would not be locating in Ireland if it were not for the recession.

21st November, 2009

The chief executive of a US firm which is creating 150 jobs in Dublin said his company would not be locating in Ireland if it were not for the recession.

Greg Bentley, of Bentley Systems, said that the company had originally discounted Ireland from its plans for an international shared ser vices centre, on account of high costs and the difficulty in hiring qualified people. ‘‘The recession creates capacity for us.

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