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Chain reaction More than 90 jobs to be created

MORE than 90 jobs are to be created at three separate companies, it emerged yesterday.

Forty-five positions will be rolled out at OpenJaw Technologies over the next two years, predominantly in sales, engineering, development and product management.

The firm delivers online retail technology and services to the global travel industry.

The positions will be based at the company's offices in Dublin and in Galway.

The company also announced a €3.3m investment in its research and development programme.

Thirty jobs will also be created at Dublin information security and services company Sysnet Global Solutions after it announced a €1.34m investment in a major R&D programme. Eight positions will also be created in their overseas network by 2014.

The new jobs will bring total employment in Sysnet in Ireland to 111 by 2014, and to 135 globally.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the Government was determined to support high-growth indigenous companies.

"If we are to get out of this crisis and create the levels of employment we need, we must create an indigenous engine of economic growth," he said.

Meanwhile, Dutch IT company ATS International has bought Cork-based OceanModus to form a new company known as ATS Applied Tech Systems.

The move will create more than 20 jobs in the next three years, with the company looking to hire manufacturing engineers with software implementation experience.

At the Sysnet announcement were Ciara Fitzpatrick, Enterprise Ireland, Jobs and Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton, and Gabriel Moynagh, CEO of Sysnet. Steve Humphreys

Irish Independent