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Good news Galway: Hewlett Packard is creating 100 new jobs

The jobs are part of investment by the company in the cloud research and development facility in Galway.

The company's production facility in Kildare.
The company's production facility in Kildare.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

HEWLET PACKARD HAS today announced it is adding 100 jobs to its staff in Galway.

The jobs will be an addition to the cloud research and development team and the technology company said the investment is part of its plans to expand the global reach of of its services.

The new positions will assist HP’s business customers with cloud planning, implementation and operational needs. Those recruited for the new roles also will also become active members of the OpenStack community, contributing design blueprints, new code, bug fixes and code reviews.

“HP has consistently invested in and believed in Ireland over the past forty years,” commented Taoiseach Enda Kenny following the announcement. “Today, the company is one of Ireland’s most valued investors and one of our foremost creators of highly skilled R&D jobs. ICT is a sector which we have specifically targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs and we have put in place a range of measures to support jobs growth in this area. Supporting foreign direct investment is a central part of our jobs recovery plan”.

IDA Ireland Chief Executive Barry O’Leary also said that the announcement is another “vote of confidence in Ireland’s ability to both provide and attract a strong technical workforce”.

Last year the company shed 280 jobs at its offices in south Dublin, promising it would make efforts to redeploy employees affected.

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