Sixty new jobs to be created in Limerick

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Jobs figures: Minister Richard Bruton
SIXTY high-tech jobs are to be created in Limerick by ACI Worldwide which is to expand its software development centre at the National Technology Park in Plassey.

SIXTY high-tech jobs are to be created in Limerick by ACI Worldwide which is to expand its software development centre at the National Technology Park in Plassey.

ACI Worldwide is a major vendor of software and services to the global payments industry and the expansion will involve the increase of its headcount in software development.

Making the announcement this morning, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said: “ICT is a key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth, and in the time since we took office a total of more than 11,000 additional people are at work in this sector. Today’s announcement that ACI Worldwide, a major international player in this sector, is expanding its operations in Limerick with the creation of 60 new jobs is great news for the region and for the sector. I am determined to ensure that, with continued strong implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs, we can see further investment in this sector to create the jobs we need.”

Tony Scotto of ACI said the decision to expand the software development centre makes sense.

“We made the decision to expand our Limerick facility in recognition of the success of our existing software development centre. This expansion is in response to our growing need to attract more top talent in order to meet the global demand for our products and services. Ireland offers a pro-business environment and a strong calibre of technology professionals to enable us to grow our business.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said the creating of 60 new jobs by ACI is another boost for Limerick and the Mid West Region. “Today’s announcement further enhances Ireland’s broad cluster of payment related companies and underlines our continuing ability to attract high-value investments from leading companies in the software development and business services space.”