Cisco to take on 100 new hires at Galway facility – reports

30 Apr 2012

Cisco Systems is expected to announce this morning that it is to create 100 new jobs at its Oranmore, Co Galway plant, with recruitment due to start soon, according to reports.

RTÉ News has reported that Cisco looks set to make a formal announcement, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny due to visit the Galway plant, this morning. Currently, 180 people are employed at Cisco’s Galway operations.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Cisco designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. Married couple Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner founded the company in 1984. The duo had worked in the computer operations area at Stanford University. Richard Troiano, another computer engineer, joined them later.

In February 2011, Cisco signed a deal worth an estimated €500,000 with NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), in a move to create the next wave of enterprise social networking tools for future workplaces.

Adam Grennan, Cisco country manager for Ireland, recently spoke about how secure but not overly restrictive IT policies are vital if employers want to attract the next generation of workers.

Carmel Doyle
By Carmel Doyle

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic. She reported on clean tech, innovation and start-ups, covering everything from renewable energy to electric vehicles, the smart grid, nanotech, space exploration, university spin-outs and technology transfer.

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