3 firms to create 100 online jobs

A hundred jobs are to be created following the expansion of three firms.

The positions are to be created by online security company, AlienVault; publishers, Independent News and Media (INM); and online sales firm, Internal Results Ireland.

Cork-based AlienVault yesterday announced the establishment of its new Europe, Middle East and Africa sales and technical support centre with the creation of 40 jobs.

Welcoming the announcement, AlienVault chief executive, Barmak Meftah said: “We are pleased to open our new Europe, Middle East and Africa sales and technical support centre in Cork to tap into the immense tech talent that Ireland has to offer.

“We have seen rapid growth in our customer and partner base in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and we are hiring key personnel to service and support them as we continue to build on our momentum in the region,” said Mr Meftah.

The Californian-headquartered firm that helps medium-sized firms lacking in resources to defend themselves against modern online threats, recently hired its first 12 staff in Cork.

Another 40 jobs are to be created in Dublin, it was also announced yesterday.

INM, which prints the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent newspapers among other titles, is to add a number of roles across the digital arm of its operations in its Dublin office.

The new roles will be in digital content creation, distribution and various advertising solutions across the group, according to a spokesperson.

Meanwhile, lead generation services company Internal Results Ireland is to establish a customer support centre as part of its Portlaosise operation, creating an additional 20 full-time jobs over the next three years.

Lead generation is an online sales technique that looks to create sales, typically through advertising which generates consumer interest in a businesses’ product or services.

The Irish subsidiary was founded at the same time as its UK-based parent company in 2011 and currently employs 14 full-time and 15 part-time staff in its Irish operations.


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