Digital confirms new jobs in Dublin


DIGITAL, the US computer company, has confirmed that it is to create 225 new jobs at its personal computer support centre in Dublin. The expansion, which is being backed by IDA Ireland, will boost total employment at Digital Ireland to just over 1,100.

About 100 extra staff have already been recruited, while the remaining 125 will be added over the next three years. Digital also has its European software centre in Galway.

Digital's PC support centre, which was set up only 18 months ago, is expanding rapidly and met it its initial three year job target of 75 staff within 12 months. The centre provides telephone customer support for Digital's hardware and also for computers and software made by many of the leading players in the industry such, as Microsoft, Compaq, IBM, and Dell.

"Digital in Ireland is stronger now than ever it was," said Mr Pat Rabbitte, the Minister of. State at the Department of Enterprise and Employment, who performed the official opening of the PC support centre yesterday.

The Dublin telephone support, centre is one of only three that Digital operates worldwide and the Irish site has now become a prototype for similar set ups in other parts of the world.

Mr Charlie McCormick, the Digital director responsible for, the PC support centre, said its success was due to the combination of a skilled workforce and "the excellent communications network available in Ireland".