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IBM Ireland announce up to 800 new jobs – Business Plus

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IBM Ireland have today announced a new investment that will create up to 800 high-tech jobs across Ireland.

The tech company say that the investment will create hundreds of roles in research and development, as well as digital sales and consulting.

A key area the tech giants are focused on hiring for is AI, with a specific interest in foundational and Large Language Models that are key for Generative AI.

They also say that in harnessing AI, they can advance measures in Security, Automation and Hybrid Cloud.

The roles will be created across IBM sites in Dublin, Cork and at a subsidiary, Red Hat, located in Waterford.

The three-year investment is supported by the Government of Ireland through IDA Ireland.

“I very much welcome IBM’s announcement today which not only reinforces the company’s deep-rooted commitment to Ireland as a strategic location but is also set to deliver real impact to the Irish economy through job creation and by strengthening specialist skills and expertise” said An Taoiseach Simon Harris.

Simon Harris welcomed the jobs announcement. (Pic: Sasko Lazarov / © RollingNews.ie)

“Today’s announcement is a result of our strong relationship with IDA Ireland and the Irish government, but is also a testament to the calibre of talent here in Ireland, one of many reasons Ireland continues to be a strategic location for IBM” said James Kavanaugh, IBM senior vice president and chief financial officer.

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