VMware creates 250 jobs in Cork

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VMware today announced 250 new jobs at the opening of its new office in Ireland, saying it will help support the “increasing demand” for its cloud technologies.

The roles, based at the centre in Ballincollig, County Cork, will primarily be customer support and sales, and add to the 550 staff already working across two sites in the area.

The recruitment process has begun, although VMware admitted it would take three years for all the roles to be filled.

The plan has received full backing from the Irish Government, with the minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, Richard Bruton, making the announcement on behalf of the virtualisation firm.

“Jobs are at the very top of this Government’s agenda,” he said. “Today’s announcement by VMware is great news for Cork and shows that we are on the right track.”

Bruton admitted there was more work to do, with 250 jobs unlikely to make a huge difference to the Irish economy, but believed this area of technology could help the country through the difficult economic period.

“We must do more, and I have a plan for a series of measures across a range of sectors, including cloud computing, to hit ambitious targets and get people back to work,” he added.

Ian Moore, country manager for Ireland at VMware, said the new vacancies had come about as a result of the “dedication” of the staff already in place.

“The Cork region is well established as a focus for dynamic IT companies and the area is well-known for its strong heritage in supporting global technology brands,” he said.

“Developing our Cork operations means we have more scope for creating new jobs for enthusiastic and energetic people with a wide range of skill sets.”

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