IBM to add 200 jobs across its Irish operations

Tech company says the new roles will be spread across locations in Dublin, Cork and Galway

IBM has announced plans to create 200 jobs across its Irish operations. These are in addition to over 400 hires made locally during the pandemic.

The technology giant said the new roles would be spread across locations in Dublin, Cork and Galway, with recruitment already under way.

The jobs range from research, development, and innovation (RD&I) roles to digital sales, with hiring expected to be completed in a matter of months.

IBM established operations in the Republic in 1956, and currently employs more than 3,000 people locally.

"IBM continues to evolve in Ireland as we have done throughout our more than 65 years here, and I am proud that IBM is synonymous with the fabric of business in Ireland," said country general manager Deborah Threadgold.

The technology giant, which was founded in 1911, employs 270,000 people globally, and recorded revenues of €57.35 billion last year.

The new jobs are supported by the State and have been welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar.

“IBM is a great example of a company embracing constant innovation, adapting and moving up the value chain as technology changes and focuses on hybrid cloud and AI. These high-quality jobs will be a further boost to the company’s activities here in Ireland, and drive its very strong position in the Irish ICT sector.”

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said the announcement "demonstrates the company's continued confidence in the availability of a highly skilled and talented workforce to further support its evolution".

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is a former Irish Times business journalist

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