Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, announced the creation of 50 new jobs over the next 18 months at Viatel Technology Group.
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The jobs announcement comes as the group significantly expands its security portfolio, while continuing to grow its share of the domestic market for digital services and business telecoms.
Currently employing 275 people to support over 5,000 enterprise customers, the additional 50 permanent positions will come online over the next 18 months.
The roles will be created across software engineering, systems development, network engineering, technical support, and sales.
Viatel, a Platinum Deloitte Best Managed Company, has offices in Dublin, Limerick and Dundalk. Recruitment for the first of these new, hybrid roles is now underway.
Speaking at an event this morning at Viatel’s Blanchardstown office and data centre location, Taoiseach said: “Congratulations to Viatel Technology Group on what is a significant day for the company. 50 local jobs in the tech sector over the next 18 months is a fantastic news story and a significant expansion for the company.
"It’s good to see that jobs are being created in the tech sector and that companies are still recruiting, notwithstanding the fact that so many companies are downsizing.
“It demonstrates that Ireland is open to investment, to trade, to talent and to creativity, and that we are a country of opportunity, where indigenous enterprise can flourish alongside international companies.
“I am grateful to Viatel for their work in helping the Government and its agencies to improve services for citizens, including the excellent online passport renewal system and the digitisation of the marking of the Junior and Leaving Certs.
"Both Government and companies like Viatel have a crucial role to play in ensuring that Irish businesses and Irish citizens are not left behind in the digital transition.” ■