The opening in September of a new 'international' centre in Dublin by Ancestry.com is not expected to impact much on the local genealogy market. Nor, contrary to some recent reports, will it impact on the global market; the company's World HQ, where many genealogists are employed, will not be upping sticks and moving from Utah, USA.
A dozen staff are already working at the new Ancestry offices on Sir John Rogerson's Quay in Dublin and a number of job adverts were placed in local papers last week. Thirty customer service staff are sought (German, Swedish and Italian being the 'desirable' language skills specified) plus a handful of supervisory and senior techie types.
The new international base is to be operational in two months' time and staff numbers are expected to grow to 50 within two years.
Update: And here's the official word from the Jobs Minister.