Saturday 14 December 2019

Kemp's expansion brings 50 new tech jobs

Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

US software company Kemp Technologies will create 50 new technology-based jobs in one of their Irish plants.

The jobs, which include software development, marketing and operational positions, will bring the workforce of the Limerick city plant to 80.

The company, which makes software systems to help companies manage internet traffic, is also expanding its research and development facilities here, with high-end technical positions on offer.

"There's no doubt that this is an upskilling exercise," said Ray Downes, Limerick-born chief executive of the multinational.

"It was an easy decision to build on the talent and leadership pool we already have based in Limerick."

Downes said that since its establishment here, the Limerick facility of Kemp has expanded operations into 37 countries and is exporting into emerging markets such as Japan, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The news comes after the IDA said it expects to attract 80 "new investments" from multinational firms already here.

The outgoing head of the agency, Barry O'Leary, said it is also targeting 80 new multinationals to Ireland in a bid to yield at least 6,000 jobs.

Irish Independent

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