100 new jobs announced at Dell in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan has welcomed the new jobs at Dell
DELL computers in Raheen has this morning announced 100 new jobs for Limerick.

DELL computers in Raheen has this morning announced 100 new jobs for Limerick.

The positions are new Innovation Technology R&D roles at Dell’s Limerick Campus. The company is looking for software engineers and related positions, with the announcement made during a tour of the firm’s campus this morning.

Dell employs over 1,000 people in Limerick in research and development and related positions. It is the second big expansion it has announced in recent years, with 125 people added to its books following an expansion into cloud-computing back in 2011.

Recruitment for the roles will begin straight away, the company said.

The announcement was welcomed in Limerick by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan and Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ged Nash.

Mr Noonan said: “The announcement by Dell that they are creating 100 new R&D roles at its Limerick campus is great news for Limerick. This jobs announcement demonstrates Dell’s commitment to Ireland and its confidence in the highly skilled workers who will apply for these roles.

“This announcement emphasises the commitment the Government has to job creation in every region in the country and to create full employment by 2018. I wish Dell the very best for the future as they develop their Limerick Campus.”

In Limerick to announce the investment Dell’s chief information officer Paul J. Walsh recognised that the “level of technical talent in Ireland is great and we’re excited to tap into it”.

“Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in our plan for Ireland to become a central development hub for Dell’s Innovation Technology team. As a global end to end solutions provider, we have the ability to quickly meet the evolving needs of our customers. The efforts of the IT team in Ireland will serve a critical role in driving our Dell IT innovation efforts and positioning Dell as a true end-to-end IT solutions provider.”

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan hailed the announcement as “a great boost for the city”.

“This jobs announcement confirms Limerick’s pivotal position as centre for investment by blue chip technology companies,” she said.

“Limerick’s reputation in this area is going from strength to strength. The role of the IDA in attracting investment to Limerick needs to be recognised. It is also important to note the tremendous work that both UL and Limerick Institute of Technology are doing in ensuring that we have the skilled workforce that can sustain a thriving technology.”

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