The move follows more good news on the employment front after two other companies announced yesterday that they are to create 100 jobs.
EMC, which already employs about 3,000 people in this country, will make the announcement at its Irish headquarters in Ovens, Co Cork, in the presence of Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
It is understood that the 1,800-employee facility at Ovens is at capacity and the extra jobs will be created at a new EMC-owned building at Mahon.
The company, which reported revenues of €16.3bn last year, is celebrating 25 years of operations in Ireland.
Senior EMC personnel attended a reception in Cork City Hall last night to mark the milestone.
The Ovens plant was EMC’s first manufacturing facility outside of North America. It has sales offices in Dublin and Belfast.
The company employs 60,000 people worldwide.
Today’s announcement will also be attended by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, and David Goulden, EMC president and chief operations officer. Mr Goulden flew in from the company’s international headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, for the occasion.
Meanwhile, Citrix, a global technical support company, announced yesterday that it plans to create 50 full-time jobs in Dublin.
The jobs will be created in the areas of technical support, sales, engineering, and management.
Martin Kelly, the company’s vice president of infrastructure and operations, said one of the key ingredients for success and growth of the company in Ireland was the availability of the right skills and talent.
In addition, 50 jobs were also created yesterday when a new SuperValu store was opened in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare.
It was the culmination of a €5.5m investment by local businessman John Jones.