HP to create 105 new jobs in Ireland

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HP to create 105 new jobs in Ireland

Jenny Williams

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is creating 105 new jobs within its global IT organisation based in Galway, Ireland.

The PC manufacturer said new staff will be based at HP's Ballybrit campus. Most of the new roles will focus on enterprise data architecture, application development, software engineering and testing.

Other roles will involve working with HP's cloud infrastructure and services business, and range from entry level to architect IT and engineering positions, from graduate to Phd level, said the company.

Gerry Jacob, vice-president at HP's enterprise business IT organisation, said, "This is an important part of helping develop HP's capability in software engineering, and we see it as an important statement of both our capacity to do more and the relevance of the skills that have been developed by the existing team here in Galway."

Batt O'Keeffe, minister for enterprise, trade and innovation, added, "HP has chosen Galway for these highly strategic and knowledge-based roles in a move that reinforces our global reputation for high-end research and development activity. The investment shows that we can compete for highly skilled jobs in the information technology sector as we forge ahead with efforts to make Ireland Europe's innovation hub."

Meanwhile Yahoo is expected to cut up to 700 jobs before the end of the year, which represents about 5% of the company's workforce.


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