Connect Ireland backing sees tech firm set up shop here
A US tech firm is to open an Irish office, and will create 60 jobs in the process.
The company, 6D Global Technologies, is a Nasdaq-listed business solutions company. The Irish office will be its first in Europe and will operate as the European headquarters of the company. The jobs are being created as part of the Connect Ireland scheme, which encourages people to promote Ireland as a business hub within the companies they work for.
In a statement, 6D said that "to service customers outside the United States, 6D Global has begun expansion of its operations into the European market with the formation of an Irish office, a key milestone for 6D Global who already works with businesses and agencies in different industry sectors around the world.
"The key functions of the Dublin-based 6D Global will be sales and solution support of the company's growing European business, in addition to extending support access for all of 6D Global's clients looking to expand globally."
Company chief executive Tejune Kang said that when he assessed "where to establish our European base of operations, Ireland was a logical choice given its growing reputation in driving world-class innovation and access to talent. Ireland is a perfect springboard into 6D Global's growth internationally."
Jobs minister Richard Bruton said he was delighted with the move while Connect Ireland boss Joanna Murphy, pictured, said 6D's move was "great" and welcomed the firm to Ireland.