Virualisation services provider VMware is planning to create 250 new jobs at its offices in Cork.
Speaking during the opening of a new VMware office in Ballincollig, Richard Bruton, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, made the announcement. The company already employs more than 500 people at its officers in Cork.
The company, which has already started the recruitment process, informed that the jobs will mostly be related to support and sales.
“VMware is a really exciting company operating in the area of cloud computing which the government has targeted as an area where Ireland has advantages and where it is estimated that 8,600 jobs cans be created by 2014,” Bruton said.
“This is 250 jobs for Ballincollig and for Cork and for Ireland and it shows the dynamic ability of the workforce here in Cork to support one of the most dynamic companies in the world, so it’s a very positive story,” he added.
VMware claims that it is hiring more employees because cloud computing services are on the rise as companies look to reduce their costs and bring more flexibility to their operations.