We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve opened a new office and created an additional 250 jobs in Cork. As you can see, it made a real impact on the news agenda, with Ireland’s biggest broadcaster, RTE, covering the announcement.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, came down to the launch of the new site, and 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.”
Maurizio Carli, senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa at VMware said,
“The expansion reflects the success we’re experiencing at a time when virtualisation and cloud computing has moved to the top of the business agenda. The pressure to cut costs and become more efficient is a top priority for business leaders and it’s fantastic that Irish operations and employees are helping to drive our success in EMEA. The availability of the required skill-sets and languages in Ireland, along with the strong work ethic and solutions-orientated approach of the campus, has proved to be invaluable for our business.”
We employ over 10,000 individuals globally and with virtualisation and cloud computing moving to the top of the business agenda the pressure to cut costs and become more efficient is a top priority for business leaders. Ireland is a vital international hub for us and it’s fantastic that Irish operations and employees are helping to drive success in EMEA for us.