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IBS creates 90 new print jobs

SOME 90 skilled jobs are to come online in Ireland at printing specialist Irish Business Systems (IBS), owned by Xerox.

IBS plans to expand its operations in Dublin and Cork. The jobs will be in engineering and technical support, sales, and marketing, with 50 jobs to be created immediately.

The company already employs around 300 people in seven locations throughout Ireland.

IBS-Xerox (Ireland), operating in a sector estimated to be worth about €150m per year, is aiming to increase its market share by 5pc over the next two years.

Irish Business Systems (IBS) was founded in Ireland in 1972, and has 160 full-time staff. It is the all-island arm of Xerox Ireland and was acquired by Xerox Europe just over three years ago.

Jerry Carey, the group managing director, said that the company has seen increased demand from larger firms in recent times, as well as growth in the number of SMEs investing in new print equipment.

"We are seeing increased demand from our large corporate clients, together with a growth in SMEs investing in new print equipment," said Carey.

"Both are very positive signs that confidence is returning to the business sector."