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More than 30 jobs to be created by eReading company in Dublin

Kobo is to set up a software development centre in Dublin creating the highly-skilled jobs.

MORE THAN THIRTY jobs are to be created by an eReading company which is setting up a software development centre in Dublin.

Kobo, which was founded in 2009, allows readers to purchase and read eBooks on almost any smartphone, computer, tablet or eReader. The company says it has more than 10 million users across 190 countries worldwide.

The highly skilled jobs will provide software development support for Kobo’s partners, as well as creating new features for local markets.

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary said that the jobs announcement added to Ireland’s reputation as the digital capital of Europe.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement and said it highlighted the high number of jobs which are available in the technology sector.

“Today’s announcement that Kobo, a young ICT company which has enjoyed astonishing growth in its three years of existence, is locating a software development centre in Dublin with the creation of over 30 high-end jobs, is very welcome and shows the incredible potential for jobs growth in this sector,” he said.

The CEO of Kobo said Ireland had been chosen because of the availability of highly qualified people with the right mix of technical skills and attractive research and development initiatives.

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