Fifty new jobs to be announced for Limerick city

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

FIFTY new jobs are set to be announced for the city this morning at high-tech firm Action Point Technology Group, writes Nick Rabbitts.

FIFTY new jobs are set to be announced for the city this morning at high-tech firm Action Point Technology Group, writes Nick Rabbitts.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will confirm details of the jobs at a press conference at the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick.

Action Point – which supplies autocues to the top rating US show American Idol – is to create the positions across IT services and software development.

Company CEO David Jeffreys said they will be seeking software developers, project managers, sales and marketing staff, account management staff and engineers at its offices in the National Technology Park.

He said the company has been working closely with Enterprise Ireland in a bid to also expand the business in the USA and the UK.

“Thanks to our unique proposition encompassing all aspects of technology and software development, we have achieved steady growth we established Action Point in 2005 but we are now setting ourselves more ambitious targets based on the very real opportunity we believe there is for a specialist operation like ours,” he told the Limerick Leader ahead of today’s announcment.,

“We believe that as a business, Action Point very much mirrors a wider opportunity for the Irish economy in the years ahead. That’s in delivering highly advanced services and products for the export market.”

Action Point was founded in 2005 by UL graduates David Jeffreys and John Savage.

It combines technology services with software development.

Thirty staff currently work at Action Point Technology Group, and the company works with 90 other firms to provide technology solutions to its customers.

Recruitment for the new positions is expected to begin almost immediately.