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Jobs Boost as Dell Create 100 NEW R&D Jobs at Limerick Campus

Limerick woke up this morning to the news of a further jobs boost at the Dell campus in the town. 100 new highly skilled jobs were announced in the R&D department that will be based at the site.

These jobs will bring to over 1,000 people that the tech company employ in the area, focused mainly on research, development and cloud computing rather than PC manufacturing that used to be the cornerstone of the jobs at the site.

The Limerick based R&D team will work closely with the R&D team based in Cherrywood, Co. Dublin as well as with IT colleagues located across the globe to help support and drive Dell’s overall digital transformation strategy.

The announcement was welcomed in Limerick today by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD and Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ged Nash TD.

Minister Noonan, himself a native of Limerick, said, “The announcement by Dell that they are creating 100 new R&D roles at its Limerick campus is great news for Limerick. This jobs announcement demonstrates Dell’s commitment to Ireland and its confidence in the highly skilled workers who will apply for these roles. This announcement emphasises the commitment the Government has to job creation in every region in the country and to create full employment by 2018. I wish Dell the very best for the future as they develop their Limerick Campus.”

In Limerick, to announce the investment, Dell’s Chief Information Officer, Paul J. Walsh said: “We know that the level of technical talent in Ireland is great and we’re excited to tap into it, augmenting the existing talent that we have here already. Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in our plan for Ireland to become a central development hub for Dell’s Innovation Technology team. As a global end to end solutions provider, we have the ability to quickly meet the evolving needs of our customers. The efforts of the IT team in Ireland will serve a critical role in driving our Dell IT innovation efforts and positioning Dell as a true end-to-end IT solutions provider.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “Research and development is an extremely important function within Dell. The announcement of 100 highly-skilled R&D jobs in Dell’s Limerick facility is a sign of the quality of talent that is emerging from our third level institutions across the region. Limerick and the Mid-West region continue to attract some of the best companies in the world.”

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