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US firm to create 100 jobs in Galway

Telecommunications company Genband will start opening positions before Christmas.

Barry O'Leary Chief Executive of the IDA
Barry O'Leary Chief Executive of the IDA
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

AN AMERICAN FIRM is to create 100 jobs in Galway over the next three years.

Texas-based telecommunications company Genband will set up its international headquarters and business services centre in Galway, as part of an €8 million investment.

Positions in software development, customer support, finance and administration will offered – with the first of the jobs being created before Christmas.

Making an official announcement this afternoon, Minister for Social Protection Éamon Ó Cuív said:

We’re very pleased that the global leader in IP and next generation networking solutions has decided to locate its international headquarters here in Galway.

Meanwhile, RTÉ reports that IDA Chief Executive Barry O’Leary said:

Genband’s investment is very significant for Galway and builds on the excellent telecommunications expertise available in the region.

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