IBM is to create approximately 110 new jobs in its Dublin 15 base through an expansion of its operations, it was announced last week.
The new roles will be in software engineering, and will add to the company’s significant operations at its tech campus in Damastown.
The news was welcomed by Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, who was present at the announcement.
The news comes in the middle of Jobs Week 2015, which saw numerous career fairs, employer events and job training events taking place around the county.
It also coincided with another fall in the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.4 per cent and down by 28,100 from September of last year.
Commenting on the IBM jobs announcement, Tánaiste Joan Burton said: “This is the latest chapter in IBM’s success story in Dublin West.
“The company’s Irish presence has just grown and grown since its arrival here.
“I understand the expansion will mean approximately 110 new high-value jobs created in software engineering roles.
“I’m delighted that recruitment for graduate and experienced computer scientists is expected to start in the coming weeks.
“The expansion announcement is another very significant statement of confidence in Dublin West as a hub that supports cutting-edge companies and helps them to grow.”