Computer giant Dell to recruit 100 new workers
A US computer giant which announced massive job losses last year is to hire 100 new staff.
Dell computers laid off 1,900 people at its Irish manufacturing base early last year but the firm is now recruiting for 100 positions at its two plants in Cherrywood, Co Dublin, and Limerick.
A spokeswoman for Dell said the available jobs are across a diverse base.
"Dell in Limerick is a global strategic hub for operations, services and a range of support services in areas such as legal affairs, finance, admin support and marketing. There are currently a number of vacancies on site," the spokeswoman said.
"A range of different qualifications and skill types are required to fill the high-end technical and engineering roles. Anyone who is interested in learning more can visit www.dell.ie."
Meanwhile, up to 30 new technical jobs were announced at an IT firm in the capital yesterday.
Citrix Systems Ireland, which provides virtual computing solutions, is expanding its technical support headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
John Kelly, a senior support director, said the new positions were a testament to the hard work, commitment and innovation of existing staff at East Point Business Park.
The jobs in technical support, training, engineering and sales are in addition to 20 posts announced late last year and will take employment numbers to 150.
"We are investing in all parts of the technical support operation and this recent investment adds additional resource to the software development and code modification roles announced last year," Mr Kelly said.
Separately, EU employment commissioner Laszlo Andor is to visit Limerick later this year where he will meet former Dell workers. No date has yet been fixed.
The Labour MEP for Ireland South, Alan Kelly, said the visit is a positive step.
"This news should prompt the Government to start delivering for Dell workers," Mr Kelly said.