Jobs boost for Limerick as IT firm to create 100 new positions

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

More than 600 people already work for Vistakon in Plassey, one of Johnson and Johnson's companies
INFORMATION Technology Shared Services, a division of Johnson & Johnson Services, is to create 100 new jobs through the creation of a development centre in Plassey’s National Technology Park.

INFORMATION Technology Shared Services, a division of Johnson & Johnson Services, is to create 100 new jobs through the creation of a development centre in Plassey’s National Technology Park.

Recruitment for these information technology positions will begin immediately, and they are expected to be filled over the next two years.

The investment, which was announced at the Nexus Innovation Centre in the University of Limerick this Monday morning, is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through IDA Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan said: “Today’s announcement that Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. is creating new technology jobs in a new development centre, is a great example of how we like to see companies widen their base of activities in Ireland once they have established a successful operation here.

“Limerick is a great place for foreign companies to locate – IDA Ireland will continue to work hard to make sure that the city continues to enjoy investments like this in the future,” he added.

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