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250 new cloud computing jobs for Cork

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton today announced the creation of 250 new jobs in Cork over three years by VMware, a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.

The plans were announced at the opening of a major new VMware office in Ballincollig, Co. Cork, where the company already employs over 550 people across two sites. VMware is expanding its facilities in Ireland with a further site to support the increasing demand for its virtualisation and cloud technologies across the globe. The majority of positions created will be for high-value customer support and sales specialists and recruitment is already underway.

Making the announcement, the Minister said:

Jobs are at the very top of this Government’s agenda and I am determined to do everything possible to achieve the job-creation we so badly need. This means setting highly ambitious targets and undertaking radical change in order to achieve them. It also means targeting specific sectors where Ireland has advantages, including cloud computing where it is estimated that 8,600 jobs can be created by 2014.

Today’s announcement by VMware is great news for Cork and shows that we are on the right track. However 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.