Microsoft today announced that it is further investing in Ireland through the expansion of its Dublin based EMEA Inside Sales organisation with the creation of 200 new jobs. The Company announced in February that Dublin had been selected as the location for the new EMEA Inside Sales organisation. This led to the immediate creation of 500 new jobs, 80% of which have already been filled and with recruitment well advanced for the remaining positions. The 200 additional roles announced today reflect the rapid expansion of the organisation. Once this second phase of recruitment is complete, it will bring Microsoft’s overall employee numbers in Ireland to 2,000.