Ahead of his arrival in Davos last night, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced 300 new jobs in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary with US multinational First Data .
First Data’s new facility will be the company’s first Irish location outside of Dublin. First Data currently employs approximately 300 workers in two separate facilities in Dublin.
The company had initially considered increasing its investment in Dublin, where the company is already based, but opted for Tipperary following a meeting with Environment Minister Alan Kelly last year.
Recruitment for the new jobs is to start later this year, ahead of the facility's opening in 2017.
Among the anticipated work at the new R&D center in Nenagh will be:
- Application/software development
- Application analysis
- Business analysis
- Technical project management
- Systems consulting
- Enterprise architecture
“We have always enjoyed outstanding collaboration with authorities in Ireland to grow our business there and have benefitted from the country’s extraordinarily talented and diverse workforce,” said Tom Higgins, First Data’s Chief Administrative Officer.
“We are looking forward to expanding our presence in Ireland with this new facility in Nenagh, County Tipperary that will house some of our most advanced research work in payments technology,” Higgins added.
Pending the signing of a lease for the property and the completion and renovation of an existing 32,000-square foot facility at Stereame Business Park, hiring will commence for the opening of the center later this year, with occupancy expected in 2017.
The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
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