Dell has announced that it is creating 100 new research and development jobs at its Limerick campus on the Raheen industral estate.
Along with the creation of 60 commercial service roles created at the company’s R&D centre in Dublin, the latest expansion at Raheen will put Ireland as the central development hub for Dell’s Innovation Technology team.
Recruitment for the new jobs, primarily highly skilled engineering roles, will commence straight away.
The Limerick based R&D team will work closely with the R&D team at Cherrywood in Dublin as well as Dell’s international IT team to drive the company’s overall digital transformation strategy.
The announcement was welcomed in Limerick today by Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Minister of State Ged Nash.
Minister Noonan 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″.
Minister Nash said the Dell announcement was a real vote of confidence in the calibre of the workforce available to it in the wider region. These jobs are highly skilled engineering jobs and build on the recent announcement by Dell in Dublin of 60 R&D jobs. Dell is one of the biggest companies in the world and I really welcome its commitment to Ireland, with more than 2,300 people employed at its campuses here in Limerick, Cork and Dublin.”
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. 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.”
Aongus Hegarty, President of Dell’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said it was a testament to the highly skilled talent available in Ireland that we’re continuing to invest in the region. “Today’s announcement underscores Dell’s commitment to our operations in Ireland and highlights the significant role that our people in Limerick, Cork and Dublin play within our global business”, he said.
IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said: “Research and development is an extremely important function within Dell. The announcement of 100 highly-skilled R&D jobs 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.”