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Symantec creates 60 jobs on new Dublin team

The new jobs will be at its European Operations Centre.

Minister Richard Bruton
Minister Richard Bruton
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

SIXTY NEW JOBS will be created by Symantec at its European Operations Centre in Dublin.

The news was welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, who announced the news.

Symantec, which describes itself as a “global leader in security, storage and systems management”, is to establish a new team within its European Operations Centre in Dublin, an investment supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA Ireland.

The new team will be focused on three specific areas relating to Symantec’s identity and authentication offerings, customer authentication and verification, technical support and client services.

Symantec first established an operation in Ireland in 1991 and acquired VeriSign’s authentication business in 2010.

The team will provide services and support to customers  across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific and Japan in over 20 languages on a 24/7 basis.

Symantec says this new team “is key in ensuring security through a stringent authentication and verification process” and that team members will speak a minimum of two European languages.

Minister Bruton TD said:

A significant part of the real Irish economic miracle in the mid/late 1990s was our ability to tap into the global ICT boom that was going on at that time. If we are to get growth in employment and in the economy again, one part of that will involve relying on our traditional strengths, and today’s announcement is a great vote of confidence in our policies. We must be far-reaching in our ambitions in this area, and I am determined to build on those traditional strengths to ensure that we can reap great rewards from the new global tech boom and get our country working again.

Commenting on the announcement, Enrique Salem, President and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec said:

The decision to locate this investment in Dublin comes as a result of the success to date of Symantec in Ireland. I would like to thank staff and management here in Dublin for making this operation such a success, and the Irish Government and IDA Ireland for their support.

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