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Monday 19 February 2018

Boost as telecoms firm creates 100 jobs

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

OVER 100 new jobs will be created by one of the world's leading telecommunications firms with a further 100 offered by a potential R&D expansion.

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton opened Qualcomm's new Irish facility at City Gate in Cork as he hailed the development of such "thriving technology clusters" nationwide.

Qualcomm is creating 100 jobs but is expected to expand its workforce to more than 200 if a proposed R&D security centre gets the go-ahead. Mr Bruton said the investment was a major vote of confidence in the Irish economy.

"The challenge now is to build on and accelerate that trend," he said.

Qualcomm vice-president Peggy Johnson said: "Ireland's successful track record with world-leading technology companies, availability of highly skilled, technical talent along with a pro-business environment, all played a significant part in Qualcomm's decision to locate in Cork."

Irish Independent

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