Oracle to hire 1,700 staff in Europe

Oracle Corp. is hiring 1,700 new staff across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, advertising many of the jobs on Twitter and Facebook.

Following its acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc. two years ago, the company made hundreds of redundancies in Europe as the recession took hold. However, the firm has been buoyed by continued growth in its core database market and related growth in the cloud computing market.

Oracle is on the look out for graduates, senior sales staff and pre-sales consultants, among others.

Alan Hartwell, vice-president for technology solutions at Oracle U.K., said: “We work with some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world and need people who are excited by the challenges that brings.”

Oracle currently employs around 22,000 in the EMEA region.

According to the latest jobs report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, contractors working on software from Oracle rival SAP AG are in short supply.

Overall, the report found that IT and computing jobs, as well as engineering and construction jobs, were the most sought-after, although demand for staff across all sectors grew at its slowest pace for eight months.

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