IBM is expected to create 200-300 jobs at its new “global integration hub” in Dublin.
While no official number for the positions was available yesterday, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the investment in Mulhuddart by the IT giant demonstrated the value of Ireland’s position in Europe in attracting overseas investment.
The roles are expected to be high skilled and in numerous areas of the company, including supply chain and financial.
“This announcement displays IBM’s continued commitment to its Irish operations and staff,” said Mr Bruton. “I would like to offer IBM every success with this expansion and offer the continued support of the Irish Government into the future.”
IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary said Ireland was chosen for IBM’s latest investment “based on the strong partnership with the country, its accessibility and connectivity, established industry clusters, and the infrastructure that the country has to offer”.
IBM employs about 3,000 people in Ireland. Its activities include research, software development, and services at its campus in Mulhuddart, together with locations in Cork and Galway. A European sales and services support centre is based in Blanchardstown, Dublin.
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