VIDEO: Trusource Labs co-founder on decision to locate in Limerick

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VIDEO: Trusource Labs co-founder on decision to locate in Limerick

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan, Ministers Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Michael Noonan with Alton Martin of Trusource

THERE has been a broad welcome for US tech firm Trusource Labs’ decision to establish a base in Limerick city, creating 134 jobs in the process.

The technical support services company, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas, confirmed this Monday that it is to establish an international operations centre in the city, creating the jobs over three years.

Hiring has already started and the tech firm, which specialises in the Internet of Things and providing support for companies that use Apple devices, will be based at offices on Henry Street.

Co-founder Alton Martin said the company picked Limerick over Dublin after being wooed by the IDA, which also has an office in Austin.

This is the fourth straight Monday of jobs announcements in Limerick, leading to the creation of nearly 700 IDA-backed roles in a month.

Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, said the announcement was “yet another vote of confidence for Limerick and the wider Mid-West region.

“Limerick has worked hard over the past number of years to make itself attractive to companies, who are looking to invest.  These jobs are in the highly skilled and sought after sector of ICT, one of the sectors where there is already a significant cluster in Limerick.”

“The past few weeks have shown that through co-operation and ‘joined up’ thinking Limerick has a lot to offer.  Limerick is becoming increasingly attractive to FDI companies, wishing to take advantage of our high but affordable standard of living, readily available talent pool, and the can-do attitude of local and national agencies.”

The council’s director of economic development Pat Daly said the local authority was “working consistently with IDA Ireland and other agencies to help secure employment for Limerick.
"The past few weeks have shown that through co-operation and ‘joined up’ thinking Limerick has a lot to offer. Limerick is becoming increasingly attractive to FDI companies, wishing to take advantage of our high but affordable standard of living, readily available talent pool, and the can-do attitude of local and national agencies," he said.