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Firm creates 35 electronics jobs

A semiconductor company has announced plans to create 35 skilled engineering jobs.

ZMDI, which is focused on energy efficiency, will employ graduates and technicians at its site in Limerick over the next five years.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said the addition of ZMDI to the city is a major endorsement of Ireland's capabilities in the area of analogue and mixed signal electronics and R&D.

He said: "The company will provide excellent employment opportunities in the Mid-West region for talented engineering graduates and technicians."

The move was support by the Government through IDA Ireland.

Elsewhere, JobBridge announced the number of places on the national internship scheme is to be increased by 1,000 due to demand. The initiative gives people on the live register the chance to gain further skills in the workplace.

Almost 7,000 internships have been filled in the past 10 months, the majority by private sector employers. The scheme is being extended to include those in receipt of One Parent Family Payment and the Disability Allowance.

Martin Murphy, chairman of the JobBridge Steering Group, revealed 797 people who completed the scheme have gone into full-time employment.

In a second, separate announcement, 45 jobs are being created at a new technology company which has developed a business search engine.

CashIQ provides up-to-date information on people, finances, products and services, websites and social networking for more than eight million companies and 15 million directors and business owners, in both Ireland and the UK. The company will take on staff in research, IT and business development over the next three years in Dublin.

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