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Good news! Qualcomm announces 100 new jobs for Cork

The IT firm says it has landed in Cork because of the local talent.

AT LEAST 100 new jobs will be created in Cork as IT giant Qualcomm develops operations in Ireland.

The new incorporated global technology delivery centre was officially opened by IDA Ireland and the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton this evening.

Vice President of Engineering, Kevork Kechichian, told that the firm came to Cork for the local talent.

“The type of research that goes on in the universities here aligns with what we are looking for,” he said, adding that the positions will be filled with local people.

“We were looking for specific talent,” he continued. “Ireland, in general, showed up and we started looking at Limerick, Dublin and Cork.”

Qualcomm develops 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. It employs about 30,000 people globally.

Qualcomm is also in discussions with IDA Ireland on the potential establishment of a Security and Encryption R&D centre through Qualcomm Mobile and Computing (QMC), a business unit of Qualcomm Technologies.

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