400 jobs to be created in Dublin


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Stream Global Services, a US firm that operates call centres around the world, is to create up to 400 jobs in Dublin.


The firm has won a contract with Microsoft to support customers of its Xbox 360 games console to the European market.

Stream currently employs about 300 staff at its Santry offices.

A statement on the stream website said that the contract with Microsoft is expected to generate more than €50m per year in revenue for Stream.

It said that the Dublin office will provide multi-lingual support, offering 16 different languages for the company's European customers.

The statement said that the initial phase of the implementation will be fully operational in the third quarter of 2010.

Meanwhile, DSG International, the group which owns Curry's, PC World and Dixon electrical goods retail chains plans to create 100 jobs by the end of the year.

Earlier, Batt O'Keeffe TD, announced that a leading executive search consultancy firm is to create 100 high-tech jobs over the next five years.

Spencer Stuart is to establish a multi-million euro global technology and knowledge centre in Dublin, creating 100 highly skilled positions in software development, information technology support services, and data quality.