Tuesday 20 March 2018

Firm creates 22 jobs for jammy animation aces


Anne-Marie Walsh

An acclaimed animation firm is creating 22 new jobs.

JAM Media has begun its search for highly skilled talent to work in animation, software development and production.

The Dublin-based company is currently producing three series to air on the BBC, including two-time BAFTA nominated 'Roy' and pre-school animation 'Baby Jake'.

It is also working on a new series, 'Tilly and Friends', adapted from books by Polly Dunbar.

Meanwhile, Ericsson is set to create 100 jobs for software engineers at its base in Co Westmeath.

The Swedish technology firm plans to upgrade its existing research and development facility in Athlone by investing in its 'Intelligent Network Management' division.

Managing director Michael Gallagher said it would grow its team under the IDA-backed investment to improve mobile broadband services.

IDA chief executive Barry O'Leary said the company already plays a huge role in the economic life of the midlands. "The addition of 100 highly skilled jobs to the midlands gateway is very welcome news by a leading technology company such as Ericsson," he said.

A further five jobs will be created at Dublin-based Handy Baby Products after it secured €650,000 in equity funding.

The firm provides feeding, bedding and safety products for infants.

Irish Independent

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