Six high-tech firms announce plans for 167 jobs
Six fast-growing companies from the US and Europe are to create 167 new jobs in Dublin and Cork, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton announced yesterday.
The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Database developer 10Gen is looking to hire 60 staff as part of a plan to establish a customer and technical support centre in Dublin.
The company, which developed the document-oriented database system MongoDB, said its five-year plan would more than double the company’s presence in Ireland.
Etsy, the e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items, is to establish a new global headquarters in Dublin.
The Etsy operation in Dublin, will target sellers and buyers of unique handmade and vintage goods and craft supplies in the European, Middle East and African region, and will have operational support.
IMSTec, a German-based technology provider, plans to establish a service support, research and development competency centre in Kinsale, Co Cork, with the creation of 35 high-tech jobs.
Loop1 Systems, a company that specialises in training and professional services for US software manufacturer SolarWinds, is to establish a sales, customer support and technical centre in Cork with the creation of 17 new jobs.
Loop1 said it chose Cork as the location for this operation due to its close relationship with SolarWinds, which has its EMEA headquarters in Cork.
Whitehouse International Laboratories, a testing facility serving primarily the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, announced plans to establish an Ireland-based laboratory also in Cork with the creation of 35 skilled jobs within the next two years.
PE Lynch, an independent producer of algorithmic trading technology for global banks and brokers, is also to establish its European headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 20 new jobs.