06 Oct 2022

WATCH: Warm welcome after super jobs Friday in Limerick

THERE's been a really warm welcome from the business and political community as Limerick saw the creation of 350 jobs in one day.

Analog Devices has announced 250 new positions at its facility in Raheen, while Kneat followed this up by creating 100 roles at its new offices in the National Technology Park.

This brings its total headcount in Limerick up to 300 people - and executives at the two firms are projecting further growth among their respective workforces.

Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan said: "Investment of this scale is a resounding endorsement of our value proposition here in the Mid-West for attracting both foreign direct investment and the hottest commodity, which is skilled talent."

She praised Analog Devices in particular for its investment, which has grown up over 45 years - with the latest investment set to bring its staff numbers at Raheen to over 1,500.

"We welcome this commitment from president and chief executive Vincent Roche and his team, both globally and here on the ground. This significant investment and the addition of 250 new jobs to the Limerick campus will create a positive economic ripple throughout the region and is another very positive page in the growth story that Limerick has become.”

Mayor Daniel Butler, who addressed the opening of the new Analog Devices facility - on the site of what was Dell sub-supplier Banta Global Turnkey, added: "Today’s announcements are proof of the positive and sustaining eco-system in Limerick for new and existing companies wishing to invest here, cultivated by IDA Ireland and supported by Limerick City and County Council, other state agencies and the third level institutions.”

The council's economic director Vincent Murray added: "It shows that Limerick is at the forefront of industry-leading technologies and that we have the people that are creative and innovative to find solutions. By working together, world leading firms can see that Limerick is the right fit for their businesses at whatever stage of development they are at.”

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