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Over 130 new jobs created as IT companies announce expansion into Ireland

Meanwhile, three US-based technology companies announce the establishment of new international headquarters in Dublin.

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THREE NORTH AMERICAN companies have announced they intend to establish their international headquarters in Dublin, while a fourth is to create 100 jobs at its base in Galway.

Canadian IT company Pivot Acquisition Corp has announced it will create 100 new jobs at its operation in Galway, with the first quarter of those jobs being introduced this year.

The remaining 75 posts will be filled next year.

The company’s chief integration and operations officer Ted Glahn said that the company’s Galway-based team “will become a centre of excellence providing world-class operations support and technology solution development”.

The positions being created include jobs in IT, finance, international customer support, project management and marketing.

IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary welcomed Pivot’s announcement, describing the company as “an excellent and most welcome addition to Galway’s expanding foreign direct investment network”.

Headquarters

US-based technology companies Engine Yard, Pinger and Commence are to set up international headquarters in Dublin, according to the IDA.

Engine Yard, a Platform as a Service company based in San Francisco, plans to create 30 new jobs at its new Dublin headquarters over the next three years.

Mobile technology company Pinger, which provides free texts and calls, says it will establish an customer and technical support base as well as its international headquarters in Dublin, creating 15 jobs over the next two years.

Commence, which provides customer relationship management software, will create 20 jobs over the coming two years as its sets up its Commence International offices in Dublin. The Dublin operation will also cover sales and service of the company’s web-based software.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton welcomed the company announcements today, saying that the decision of these technology companies to set their international base in Dublin “shows that we are developing a genuinely world-class hub of internet companies in the city”.

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