Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD yesterday announced that Information Technology Shared Services, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., plans to create up to 100 new jobs through the creation of a Development Centre on the University of Limerick campus. Minister Bruton was joined by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD and Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan TD at the University of Limerick to make the announcement.
The J&J Development Centre will be based in IBC Building, Enterprise Corridor, University of Limerick.
This facility is adjacent to a number of key research and innovation facilities at UL including – Lero – The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Nexus Innovation Centre. Computer Science and Information Systems Department of UL and The Bernal Building – UL’s centre of excellence for science and engineering which is currently under construction.
“The University of Limerick is delighted to welcome the new Johnson and Johnson’s Development Centre which will be based on campus in the UL Enterprise Corridor. Health and pharmaceuticals are among the research strengths of the University of Limerick and our ecosystem of innovation and excellence provides a pipeline of highly skilled graduates and a network of multidisciplinary researchers in these fields who will play an important part in the success of this initiative.”
“We pride ourselves on a reputation for delivering research which makes an impact for industry, society and the wider community. A significant aspect of our research strategy is a commitment to deliver research which moves the world forward. The establishment of Johnson & Johnson Development Centre here on campus with the creation of 100 high value jobs is an excellent example of the benefits a research-driven institution with a focus on real-world impact can bring to the country.”
Dr. Mary Shire, Vice President Research
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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