AOL and Google to create jobs in Dublin

AOL is looking to create 20 new jobs at its development centre in Dublin.

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AOL is looking to create 20 new jobs at its development centre in Dublin.

The announcement follows that of Google, which last month revealed plans to hire 200 people at a new operations centre in the Irish capital.

AOL is looking for software engineers, including candidates with Java qualifications, to join its Media Technology division. The company added 50 software engineering jobs to the division in June, and is hoping to start recruiting in the next few weeks.

The new employees will work on expanding AOL’s media channels and sites, which include AOL News, DailyFinance and the AOL.com homepage.

AOL currently employs 133 people, and has been in Ireland for 10 years.

Meanwhile, Google’s new recruits will work at an operations centre dedicated to working on the company’s location-based products, such as Google Maps and Google Local.

According to media reports, Google has started recruiting, and is looking for entry-level graduates with minimal experience and strong IT skills.

The new centre is expected to open by the end of the year. Google opened offices in Dublin in 2003.

Separately, AOL and Google yesterday announced a five-year renewal and expansion of their global partnership.

Under the original revenue-sharing agreement, Google provides search services to AOL’s content network and properties. The new contract expands the revenue-sharing agreement to mobile search and YouTube.

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