The highly skilled engineering jobs will be in digital technology and research and development. Recruitment will begin immediately for the positions which are to be filled straight away.
“It’s a testament to the highly skilled talent available in Ireland that we’re continuing to invest in the region. Today’s announcement underscores Dell’s commitment to our operations in Ireland and highlights the significant role that our people in Limerick, Cork and Dublin play within our global business,” said Aongus Hegarty, Dell president for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
The investment builds on an announcement in October which saw 60 Dell commerce services roles created at the R&D Centre in Dublin, to drive the transformation of Dell’s online platform.
The Limerick-based R&D team will work closely with the R&D team in Cherrywood, Co Dublin as well as with IT colleagues across the globe to help support and drive Dell’s overall digital transformation strategy.
The announcement was welcomed in Limerick yesterday by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan and minister of state at the department of jobs, enterprise and innovation, Ged Nash.
“The announcement by Dell that they are creating 100 new R&D roles at its Limerick campus is great news for Limerick.
“This jobs announcement demonstrates Dell’s commitment to Ireland and its confidence in the highly skilled workers who will apply for these roles,” said Mr Noonan
“Today’s announcement by Dell of 100 new R&D roles here in the Limerick campus is fantastic news for the county and a real vote of confidence in the calibre of the workforce available to it in the wider region.
“Dell is one of the biggest companies in the world and I really welcome its commitment to Ireland, with more than 2,300 people employed at its campuses here in Limerick, Cork and Dublin,” said Mr Nash
In Limerick, to announce the investment, Dell’s chief information officer, Paul J Walsh, said: “We know that the level of technical talent in Ireland is great and we’re excited to tap into it, augmenting the existing talent that we have here already.”
“The announcement represents a significant milestone in our plan for Ireland to become a central development hub for Dell’s innovation technology team.
“The efforts of the IT team in Ireland will serve a critical role in driving our Dell IT innovation efforts and positioning Dell as a true end-to-end IT solutions provider.”