Vodafone to create 50 jobs in €8m data centre

MOBILE phone operator Vodafone is to create 50 jobs in an €8 million investment in a data centre in Dublin.

The company said Ireland will become one of just three worldwide centres to store and manage its customers’ data. The other two are in Italy and Germany.

Vodafone said its existing centre in Dublin was among the best in the group and the extra work will lead to the creation of 50 high skilled positions.

Vodafone’s chief executive Teresa Elder said: “Vodafone Ireland employs close to 2,000 people, taking into account contractors and permanent employees, many of whom are highly skilled IT and telecommunications engineers. This move will allow us to further increase our support of the highly skilled workforce that is a necessary driver of the sector as a whole.

“We will play an important role in Vodafone Group’s aim to consolidate worldwide data management facilities.

“We are proud that the Dublin facility has been chosen as one of the three technological hubs that will drive this initiative.”

Communications minister Noel Dempsey said in a statement: “This (result) helps to underline Ireland’s position as a premier location for ICT services and is testament to the high value skills-base available throughout in the Irish workforce.”

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