Following an announcement last September that McAfee was to create 100 new jobs, bringing its total workforce to 280, the online security firm has now opened its new Cork office.
Officially opened today by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, the new 45,000 sq-foot office will support the company’s inside sales team, servicing mid-market customers in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), and is located at City Gate, Mahon.
“McAfee offers high-value career opportunities to Cork and the wider region and recruitment is already well under way.
“This investment is a significant endorsement of Cork and Ireland by a global high-tech player company and it demonstrates our capacity to attract high-quality jobs in line with the Government’s plan for the ‘smart’ economy,’ O’Keeffe said.
Established in Cork in 2004, the McAfee workforce here has “not only been at the heart of much of what the company does in EMEA but also our Asia-Pacific and international markets,” said president of EMEA McAfee, David Quantrell.
“Through our recent recruitment process, we have selected many innovative and highly motivated professionals who have both strong educational backgrounds and multilingual abilities. The people we employ here are really a strong foundation for our success,” he added.
Chief executive of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary noted that McAfee’s Cork operation has gone from strength to strength since its inception, now at almost twice its original size.
“The creation of an additional 100 jobs by McAfee since September 2009 demonstrates Ireland’s continued ability to provide a nurturing environment where leading-edge corporations can continue to expand,” said O’Leary.