Johnson & Johnson subsidary to create 100 jobs in Limerick

Information Technology Shared Services unveils plan for the creation of a development centre

Approximately 100 new jobs have been announced in Limerick by a division of medtech giant Johnson & Johnson.

Information Technology Shared Services plans to create the new jobs through the creation of a development centre at the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.

Recruitment for the IT positions will start immediately, and the positions are expected to be filled over the next two years.

This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through IDA Ireland.


Making the announcement Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, who has met Johnson &Johnson a number of times in Ireland and the USA since taking office, said: "Today's announcement that Johnson &Johnson, one of the biggest names in the corporate world, is creating a further 100 jobs in Limerick to add to the 2000 people they already employ across Ireland, is a great boost. Multinational investment plays a key part in our jobs plan, and in recent years we have seen a very strong performance in this area."

Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan said: "Limerick is a great place for foreign companies to locate – IDA Ireland will continue to work hard to make sure that the city continues to enjoy investments like this in the future."

Commenting on the announcement Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said job creation is a priority for the Government. "Today's announcement is another welcome boost for Limerick and further proof that the Governments strategy in relation to job creation is working".