INM makes pitch for tech talent with 40 new jobs
More than 200 new jobs were created across the country with the expansion of companies in Dublin, Cork and Laois.
Independent News and Media (INM) will take on 40 new staff in the capital as part of an investment in its digital services.
The owner of the Irish Independent has begun a recruitment drive for multimedia designers, product managers, mobile engineers, technical architects, UX designers and digital sales specialists.
Fiona O'Carroll, managing director of digital, said that building a high performance digital team was central to INM's strategy to grow both at home and globally.
The roles, advertised on www.independent-digital.com, are all based in Dublin city centre, where new recruits will be responsible for digital content creation, distribution and various advertising solutions across the INM Group.
"We have the top team of journalists in the country who provide best in class content around the clock and break news across business, sport, entertainment, life and style," Fionnuala O'Leary, editor of independent.ie.
"We are faster than any other digital platform and want to add to this in house ability to provide interesting new ways for our customers to engage with our content.
Meanwhile, 40 jobs are to be created in Cork by US-based security management firm, AlienVault.
The US-based company is establishing a sales and technical support centre in the city, where it already employs 12 people in sales, tech support and management.
A further 130 jobs are being created in Cork thanks to the long-awaited re-opening of the refurbished Kingsley Hotel, which closed after being severely damaged in the River Lee floods in November 2009.
And 20 jobs are being brought to Portlaoise by UK-based technology services firm, Internal Results.
The firm established an Irish operation in 2011, and their latest expansion will bring the number of their Irish workforce to almost 50.
For more see: http://www.independent-digital.com/