Friday 24 November 2017

Hundreds more jobs on way for tech sector

Anne-Marie Walsh Industry Correspondent

HUNDREDS more IT jobs are to follow the creation of 250 new positions at software giant SAP.

Sources said several hundred jobs are about to be signed off in the booming technology industry -- with at least two companies set to offer more than 100 new positions each within weeks.

The SAP jobs -- which are graduate positions -- are part of a €110m investment and will bring the software company's workforce from 1,200 to 1,450. The new staff will be located in Dublin and Galway.

More than 100 of the 250 jobs will be created this year, with the rest over the following two years.

A total of 100 will be based at its Galway service and support centre, and are all cloud computing roles.

The centre provides small and medium-sized businesses with multi-lingual support and technical writing services.

The remaining 150 jobs will be in Dublin. Half of these are roles in technical support services, 35pc are in software development and 15pc are in sales.

Energy management company Cylon, based in Clonshaugh in north Dublin, will today announce 50 jobs in sales, engineering and software development over four years as it invests €11m in a new energy management division.

Meanwhile, another 50 jobs were announced at the Penthouse Casino and Card Club, which is opening in nearby Swords later this month.

In further good news, Hewlett Packard lodged a planning application for a new 90,000-sq ft office block in Galway that will bring 200 jobs.

Irish Independent

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