Belfast Telegraph

Jobs boost at communications firm

A global communications company is set to create 75 jobs in Galway as part of an expansion of its operations in Ireland.

Avaya said it was recruiting in research and development, engineering, finance, IT and administrative roles for its new customer experience centre.

Based at its existing offices in Galway, software developers at the facility will deal directly with customers to create customised enterprise communications systems.

Barry O'Leary, chief executive of state investment agency IDA, said the jobs boost sent out a signal to the world that key technology players are investing in Ireland.

"Galway is a community with world-class education and a high quality of life, and we are pleased that Avaya is expanding their presence here with an eye towards future Irish-born technology innovation," he said.

Michael Bayer, of Avaya, said the company was looking to take on staff quickly.

"Avaya is aggressively expanding our market reach in Europe by driving our global leadership in the areas of contact centres and unified communications solutions to businesses throughout the country," he said.

"We are currently recruiting new employees as quickly as possible to help Avaya as it further expands throughout Europe."

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