Taoiseach announces 130 new jobs as software company increases investment in Ireland

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced that the expansion of software company Pivotal’s operations in Ireland will create 130 new jobs and see €100 million invested in the economy.

Mr. Kenny, who was joined by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, made the announcement at an event supported by IDA Ireland last week.

The jobs created will include roles in software development, technical support and general administrative positions. Mr. Kenny said that the announcement, “supports the reputation of Ireland as one of the world’s most important technology hubs”.

An IDA press release said that Pivotal are recognised as one of the “most influential and valuable brands in Silicon Valley”. The company specialises in the development of software which will be based on cloud computing technology.

Minister Bruton said of the announcement, “I am particularly pleased to see their geographical spread with their current expansion with jobs for Dublin and Cork. Ensuring all regions of the country benefit from jobs creation is what we are trying to do.”

Pivotal’s expansion will see a variety of opportunities arise for prospective job seekers and further highlight the skills base that is available to employers in this industry in Ireland.

Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive Officer of IDA Ireland, said, “Pivotal’s decision to establish a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers in Dublin is a strong endorsement of the city’s established reputation as a tech hub. Pivotal’s new operation in Dublin will provide roles for those with software development and technology backgrounds.”

Pivotal have a history of working with a number of international software giants that include BMW and Verizon. CEO of Pivotal, Rob Mee, will be speaking at the upcoming Web Summit, which will take place from November 3-5 at the RDS.