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Thursday 17 April 2014

E-reader maker to create 30 jobs in Dublin

E-READER maker Kobo is to open a Dublin office, creating 30 jobs.

The company, which makes one of the most popular e-readers in the world will set up a software development centre here. The office will provide software support for Kobo and its partners around the world.

It will also look at developing new features for the firm’s products.

Kobo chief executive Michael Serbinis said the company chose Ireland due to the availability of highly qualified people, the ease of access to the local education system, and research & development reasons.

IDA Ireland is supporting the investment.

“Today’s announcement that Kobo, a young ICT company which has enjoyed astonishing growth in its three years of existence, is locating a software development centre in Dublin with the creation of over 30 high-end jobs, is very welcome and shows the incredible potential for jobs growth in this sector,” said jobs minister Richard Bruton.

“I am determined to ensure that we build on this to create the jobs and growth we need.”

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