Oracle goes on hiring spree in Europe

Oracle plans to take on 1,700 new employees in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Oracle plans to take on 1,700 new employees in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the IT giant said on Wednesday.

The recruitment drive aims to fill positions ranging from graduate roles to senior sales staff and Oracle Direct customer support workers. According to Oracle, the new roles are a result of continued growth in all its areas of operation in the region.

"This is an exciting time for Oracle," Alan Hartwell, head of technology at the company's UK arm, said in the statement. "Hiring 1,700 new colleagues will help to support growth across all lines of our EMEA business and reflects the demand which exists for our end-to-end provision of hardware and software, which is designed and engineered to work together." The company said it will advertise the jobs both through traditional channels and through social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

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