Global IT giants Infosys Limited, providers of business consulting, IT, software engineering and outsourcing services, has revealed that it is aiming to create 250 new jobs in Ireland over the next three years in areas including blockchain technology and analytics.
Enda Kenny TD, the Irish Prime Minister, said: “I am delighted to welcome 250 new jobs at Infosys. This is a vote of confidence in Ireland, our great workforce and our reputation as a hub for technology and innovation. The Government wants to keep the recovery going by providing the right environment for companies like Infosys to locate, expand and create jobs.”
Announced by the Government of Ireland, one part of the development will be to create a R&D centre, Infosys’ first dedicated product-centric one outside India, with 95 positions. This centre is to be focussed on FinTech, working with customers, technology partners, academic institutions and start-ups and will include work on blockchain technology.
CEO and MD of Infosys, Dr. Vishal Sikka stated: “Much like Ireland, Infosys has based its growth on a foundation of education, lifelong learning and a deep commitment to innovation. Infosys is already working with clients in Ireland helping them explore new ways of working and advancing, by embracing technology-led innovation. We want to build on this early success. With an ecosystem of like-minded partners in Ireland, we will pursue new ideas and new ways to solve the greatest challenges of our times – the important things that only human imagination and ingenuity can achieve.”
155 other jobs will come from a second facility which will provide IT services to clients of Infosys and will bring the number of people working for Infosys in Ireland to over 500.