TECHNOLOGY firm Symantec is to create 400 new jobs at a new customer management centre in Dublin.
200 of the jobs will be created this year and a further 200 positions over the next two years.
The new centre will provide a Europe-wide sales and support function to Symantec customers and partners.
The initiative is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Symantec is looking for highly skilled, multilingual staff to protect and manage customers’ information.
Welcoming the announcement, An Taoiseach, Mr.Enda Kenny TD said: "I welcome this significant announcement by Symantec which will see the addition of 400 high-quality jobs.
"Symantec's establishment of its European Customer Management Centre in Dublin is a signal of its continuing commitment to Ireland and contribution to our economic recovery. It is also a testament to our talented and flexible workforce. For our part, the Government is committed to working with companies like Symantec to grow sustainable jobs and get our country working again."
Symantec is already well established in Ireland. Since 1991 its base in Blanchardstown, Dublin has been home to a Security Operations Centre, as well as operations in business authentication, software development and testing.