Global IT company EMC has announced the creation of 200 new jobs in Cork
New office to open in Mahon, Cork as part of €100m investment
It was announced today that IT company EMC is to create 200 jobs in Cork over the next two years. The company is to open a new office at Citygate in Mahon, as part of a €100m investment. The new office is scheduled to open in August 2013.
EMC opened a manufacturing plant at Ovens outside Cork in 1988 and has since grown to become a world leader in IT; specialising in cloud computing and data analytics. The company currently employs about 3,000 people in Ireland and exports to more than 140 countries worldwide.
Its Cork operation has broadened from manufacturing to include critical areas of research and development and product development.
The announcement was made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton with EMC President David Goulden. Mr Kenny welcomed the jobs, saying:
“The addition of 200 high-value jobs in Cork will be another boost for the region as we continue on the road to economic recovery.”
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach
“A key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is targeting growth in the ICT sector and, in the two years since we have taken office, we have seen substantial increases in employment in this sector.”
Richard Bruton, The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
The new project has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
“EMC is a central player in Ireland’s IT cluster, and we are keen to support the company’s growth, particularly in cloud and Big Data – key areas identified in IDA Ireland’s strategy, ‘Horizon 2020’. The jobs are a strong signal to the international investment community that Ireland is a centre for innovation and leading-edge business activity.”
Barry O’Leary, Chief Executive of IDA Ireland
“EMC’s investment in Ireland is key to our global growth strategy which is focused on three of the most important drivers in IT for enterprise customers – cloud, Big Data and trusted IT. Cork is a critical innovation hub in EMC’s Centre of Excellence network, and our investment in Ireland demonstrates our long-term commitment to the country.”
David Goulden, EMC’s President and Chief Operating Officer
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