Tuesday 21 November 2017

300 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin as IT firms staff up

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton

Around 300 new jobs are to be established in Dublin and Cork, it was announced today.

Software security company FireEye will create 150 jobs with a new technical support centre in Cork.

FireEye which provides web and email software protection is expected to begin recruitment immediately.

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The company said that the support engineer jobs will be focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Tony Kolish, senior vice president of customer support at FireEye said: “Putting FireEye’s EMEA technical support centre in Ireland was an obvious choice due to the country’s successful track record in technology, an existing cluster of high-tech companies, and the availability of competent, multilingual talent.”

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the announcement was “a great boost for the city and a further indication of what is possible in this sector for Ireland”.

Elsewhere, in a jobs boost for the capital, marketing software copmany Hub Spot has announced the creation of 150 jobs in Dublin.

There will be posts in sales, support, marketing, engineering and development roles.

The company currently employs a team of 22 staff in Dublin.

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