Indian software firm creates 110 jobs in Dublin

An Indian software company is to create 110 jobs in Dublin with the establishment of a European delivery centre in the capital.

NIIT Limited, which is based in the northern Indian city of Gurgaon, a leading centre of finance and industry, provides learning management and training deliver products for corporates and individuals.

The company said it chose Ireland as the location for its centre due to the availability of creative and technical talent as well as multilingual skills.

The existing cluster of e-learning technology companies and Ireland’s open business environment also contributed to the decision, said NIIT Corporate Learning Group president Sapnesh Lalla.

“Europe is an important and growing market for NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group,” said Mr Lalla.

“Ireland was our country of choice for its extremely conducive business environment, strategic location, availability of multilingual creative and technical talent, and investment potential.

“We are honoured and very grateful for the support and co-operation that has been extended to us by the government of Ireland, Minister Bruton, and the IDA.

"Our vision is to build NIIT Ireland as one of the finest global centres for bespoke content development, training management and delivery excellence.”

The roles will be spread across a number of disciplines, including engineering, creative writing, and digital media.

Staff will also be sought for multilingual customer support roles and project management positions.

The investment was welcomed by IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan, whose agency is targeting emerging markets such as India for a bigger slice of the foreign direct investment pie.

“The Indian market is an important region in IDA’s growth markets and NIIT is a valuable addition to the growing base of technology companies establishing in Ireland,” said Mr Shanahan.

“It will serve as a strong reference seller for other e-learning and Indian companies considering Ireland as an investment location.”

Elsewhere, the Midlands received a welcome jobs boost with the opening of a Supervalu store in Athlone, Co Westmeath. The €5.3m investment will provide jobs for 55 staff in the locality.

Yesterday’s announcement marks the second SuperValu store opening this month. The retailer opened its first Newbridge store in early September, creating 70 jobs representing an investment of €2.2m.


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