200 jobs for Cork

Great news for Cork today with the announcement of 200 new jobs with EMC. A good news announcement today from the Government and EMC sees the creation of 200 news jobs for the Cork area, as the company celebrates 25 years in Cork and Ireland this week. The jobs come as part of the fresh €100m investment by EMC in Ireland and the opening of a new office in Cork. The new full-time positions, spanning engineering, customer support, sales, finance, research and development and IT, will be based in Citygate in Mahon, due to open in August. EMC has begun recruiting for the new positions and expects to have the majority of them filled by the end of 2013. The company employs approximately 3,000 people in Ireland who play a critical role in supporting its global growth strategy, focused on cloud computing, Big Data and trusted IT. "The Government welcomes EMC’s investment which builds on the company’s 25-year record of success in Ireland," said Taoiseach Enda Kenny, speaking in Cork today. "The addition of 200 high-value jobs in Cork will be another boost for the region as we continue on the road to economic recovery. The commitment of EMC to Ireland is laudable as the company continues to develop new, innovative products and services for world markets and positions Ireland as the vanguard of innovation. EMC is making a valued contribution to Ireland’s economy and our recovery, and the company’s focus on cloud and Big Data aligns well with the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.” Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, welcomed the announcement, saying that EMC’s partnership with third-level institutions on cloud, Big Data and data centre transformation research programmes "fits perfectly with the Government’s efforts to support effective collaborations between companies and third-level researchers". "It is about taking the best skills available and using them with the best companies," said Mr Sherlock. Evolution Bob Savage, vice-president and managing director, EMC Centre of Excellence described the evolution of the company over the last 25 years. "Our dedicated and talented workforce has helped to place the Cork operation at the centre of EMC’s global success story," said Mr Savage. "We look forward to expanding our operations in Cork and to leading business and IT transformation for our customers as we embark on our next 25 years.” EMC employs over 3,000 people in Ireland and is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Cork Chamber Chief Executive Conor Healy welcomed the announcement. “Cork Chamber is delighted with the decision by EMC to further invest in Cork by expanding its operation at a new facility in the city," said Mr Healy. "Cork has already attracted considerable levels of investment from leading global ICT companies and today’s announcement further substantiates EMC’s confidence in Cork as a location of choice for industry requiring high skills levels and a positive and supportive business environment.” "This decision once again affirms Cork’s position in the ICT sector and is also testament to the reputation of the high quality, globally aware, highly skilled professionals in the region that will ensure EMC’s success.” Cork Independent, Thursday, 13 June 2013
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