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US insurance firm MetLife to create 200 jobs at new Galway technology campus

Published 16/11/2016

Enda Kenny and Martin Shanahan have both welcomed the announcement
Enda Kenny and Martin Shanahan have both welcomed the announcement

More than 200 jobs are to be created in Ireland by a US insurance company.

MetLife said the skilled IT roles will be based at its new global technology campus in Galway.

It is expected to open in the first half of next year with recruitment starting immediately.

Marty Lippert, head of MetLife's global technology, said the Galway campus will be at the heart of its business.

"Bringing together a wide array of technologists in a single hub will not only increase our operating leverage, but also accelerate our culture of collaboration," he said.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the taxpayer-backed expansion.

Martin Shanahan, of State investment agency IDA Ireland, said the scale of the investment in a regional location demonstrates a global confidence in Ireland's technology talent and business infrastructure.

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