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D&B to Expand Irish Operations with Additional Job Creation

D&B to Expand Irish Operations with Additional Job Creation Sandyford Technology Development & Operations Centre Exceeds Company’s Growth Expectations

I am extremely pleased with our Irish operations.  We have been very successful in attracting high calibre staff in Dublin and they have been instrumental in our ability to expand our operations here.

Sara Mathews, CEO D&B

Tuesday 27th September 2011 - Taoiseach Enda Kenny today met Sara Mathew, Chairman and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, to discuss the company’s strategy and the 2012 outlook for D&B’s Irish operations.  D&B will grow its operation in Dublin by creating an additional 75 jobs by 2012 in support of the previously announced strategic investments. This will bring the total number of jobs created by D&B in Ireland to 225 after establishing its presence in Dublin over one year ago. 

D&B currently employs 150 people in highly skilled roles in Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Today’s announcement follows the company’s previous statement in 2010 that said it would create 150 jobs in Dublin by 2011, with the support of Government through IDA Ireland.  Positions currently being recruited by the company include researchers, software developers, analysts and support staff.

For 170-years D&B has enabled companies to Decide with Confidence by empowering them to focus on high impact activities that will increase profit and outpace the competition.  D&B provides solutions that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow, drive increased profitability and develop closer relationships with customers with the most complete analysis of over 200 million businesses from more than 200 countries. 

Commenting on the company’s expansion plans, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said “D&B’s operation in Ireland has surpassed the company’s expectations and has resulted in more highly skilled roles being created than previously anticipated.  The company’s decision to ramp up its recruitment is very welcome news and is a strong endorsement of Ireland’s reputation as a leading location for the international business information products and services sector.”

Sara Mathews, CEO D&B said “I am extremely pleased with our Irish operations.  We have been very successful in attracting high calibre staff in Dublin and they have been instrumental in our ability to expand our operations here.”

IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O’Leary said “Ireland is steadily building a diversified business services cluster in the operations, analytics and technology areas, as identified in IDA’s Horizon 2020 as key areas of opportunity for Ireland.  D&B is a world leader in business information solutions and its decision to increase headcount in Ireland over and above what was previously planned is very welcome indeed.”

D&B’s Dublin-based operation serves customers through a range of technology and operations functions. The centre is responsible for the collection and processing of data on subject companies. As part of its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction, D&B has in-sourced operations roles from existing off-shore arrangements. Many of these roles have been filled in Dublin.

About Dun & Bradstreet® (D&B)
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 170 years.  D&B's global commercial database contains more than 200 million business records.  The database is enhanced by D&B's proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business information.  This quality information is the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.

D&B provides solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally.  Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to increase revenue from new and existing customers; and D&B Internet Solutions™ to convert prospects into clients faster by enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and industries, over the web. For more information, please visit www.dnb.com.

For information on recruitment opportunities please contact
Morgan McKinley, Tel: +353 (0) 1 665 2222 or Email: dnb@morganmckinley.ie

Contact:

IDA Ireland
Press Office: 01 603 4226

Read the Press Release on the IDA Ireland site