Online learning and teaching company Udemy is to expand its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, creating more than 120 new jobs this year.

Udemy set up its EMEA headquarters in Dublin in 2014, its first operation outside the US.

The Dublin office supports Irish customers such as TG4, Gaelic Players Association, ESW, Teamwork, CR2 and many more.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, California with hubs in Ireland, the US, Turkey, Australia, India and Brazil, the company has 46 million learners, 175,000 courses, and 60,000 instructors teaching in over 75 languages.

Udemy relocated to a larger premises in the Windmill Quarter in Dublin in February 2020 when increased capacity and headcount were required to address demand for its services.

It currently employs nearly 200 people in Dublin and it plans to grow to more than 300 employees in the location by the end of 2022.

"We've built an incredible team and culture at Udemy in Dublin, and I’m proud that we've been recognised as one of Ireland's Best Workplaces," said Bill O'Shea, Udemy Vice President, EMEA.

"I look forward to welcoming more "Udemates" to our Dublin office, where they'll not only contribute to Udemy’s growth but also the success of our learners, instructors, and enterprise customers," Mr O'Shea added.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said the company has become part of an evolving and growing cluster in Dublin which reflects the strong growth being experienced in the eLearning sector.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD the company's expansion underlines the company's commitment to Ireland and will allow it to continue to benefit from the rich pool of talent in Dublin and the surrounding area.