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Major new jobs announcement by Global Shares in Clonakilty

April 17th, 2015 9:06 AM

By Southern Star Team

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GLOBAL Shares in Clonakilty is to create up to new 80 jobs in a major expansion plan.

The announcement was welcomed by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at an official event in the company’s headquarters in the West Cork Technology Park in the town.

Global Shares is an Irish owned, Irish-headquartered company, which for

almost a decade has been developing highly innovative web based software solutions for companies to automate the administration of their employee equity plans.

With 68 staff and overseas offices in New York, California and London, Global Shares currently works with over 150 private and public companies listed on multiple stock exchanges with participants in 100+ countries worldwide.

Clients include companies such as Cargill, Morningstar, Living Social, Bwin.Party, UniCredit, Ambev and Sallie Mae.

Global Shares has been supported in its growth by the Department of Job through Enterprise Ireland.


The company forecasts that revenues and export sales, along with employment, will more than double in Clonakilty within 2-3 years. Currently there are 60 staff working there in high-skilled roles spanning software development, quality assurance, CEP analysts, financial accountants and project management.

A number of key strategic developments have been put in place as part of

this expansion, including the expansion of Clonakilty Headquarters to cater for growing employee numbers and future expansion; a new London Office opened in January 2015 located at St. Paul’s, beside the London Stock Exchange. Earlier in 2014 the company relocated from Manhattan, New York to larger offices in New Jersey to support expansion plans

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