May 19, 2024
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IBM to Create 800 New AI Jobs in Ireland Over the Next Three Years

IBM plans to expand its workforce in Ireland by 800 employees over the next three years, focusing on AI-driven software development.
 IBM to Create 800 New AI Jobs in Ireland Over the Next Three Years
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IBM has announced plans to create 800 new jobs in Ireland within the next three years, as the company continues to invest in the region. This initiative, supported by IDA Ireland, aims to bolster IBM's capacity to develop advanced software leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The new positions will primarily involve creating AI-based software solutions in high-growth sectors such as security, automation, and hybrid cloud computing. IBM’s decision to expand its workforce is driven by the availability of a skilled labour pool in Ireland, which has become a significant hub for multinational tech companies.

James Kavanaugh, IBM’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, emphasized the importance of attracting and retaining talent as the company helps organisations transform their operations through hybrid cloud and AI technologies.

Currently, IBM employs around 3,000 people in Ireland, making it one of the largest multinational employers in the country. This latest job announcement is the most substantial in Ireland's multinational sector this year, highlighting the country’s appeal as a destination for major tech investments.

Ireland's economic landscape is buoyed by the presence of numerous global tech giants, including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, and Tencent. The country hosts 16 of the top 20 global tech companies and the top three enterprise software providers, according to IDA Ireland.

IBM’s expansion aligns with broader trends of tech investment in Ireland, underscoring the nation’s strategic importance in the tech industry. The new roles will not only contribute to the country's economic growth but also reinforce its reputation as a leading technology hub in Europe.

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