Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Technology sector creates 50 jobs

Richard Bruton said new technology jobs would help boost the economic recovery

More than 50 jobs are to be created across the technology sector.

Business technology consultancy firm Storm Technology has announced 21 new positions based in Dublin and Galway.

Meanwhile, Co Kildare-based data systems company Open Sky will create 30 jobs over the next 18 months.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the announcements will further boost the country's recovery.

"The ICT sector, which we have specifically targeted through our Action Plan for Jobs, has added a total of more than 11,000 jobs since this Government took office and Irish companies are playing a key role in that," Mr Bruton said.

"I am determined to continue and build on the strong supports we have put in place so that we can see more growth from Irish ICT companies like Storm to help get the country back to work."

The new positions, supported by Enterprise Ireland, will include a range of roles for experienced and graduate workers. Storm will recruit senior technology consultants, experienced CRM Dynamics consultants and emerging software developers.

Company chief Karl Flannery said clients and their business needs were Storm's main focus.

"We believe it is this focus on client value first and technology second that drives the ongoing growth of our business. That and a great team who are passionate about solving client problems through the innovative use of technology," he said.

Naas-based Open Sky will begin recruitment immediately for a range of software developers, project managers, support, sales and marketing, and quality assurance personnel.

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