Limerick woke up to the good news this morning that ACI Worldwide Inc is to create 60 new jobs with the expansion of its Software Development Centre in the city.
The investment by the NASDAQ-listed payments technology company is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Tony Scotto, the executive vice-president of development for ACI, said the company made the decision to expand its Limerick facility in recognition of the success of its existing software development centre.
“This expansion is in response to our growing need to attract more top talent in order to meet the global demand for our products and services,” Scotto said. “Ireland offers a pro-business environment and a strong calibre of technology professionals to enable us to grow our business.”
ACI’s expansion of its Limerick facility will involve the increase of its headcount in software development. Recruitment for the new jobs is already under way and details of the positions can be found online.
“ICT is a key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth, and in the time since we took office a total of more than 11,000 additional people are at work in this sector,” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said.
“Today’s announcement that ACI Worldwide, a major international player in this sector, is expanding its operations in Limerick with the creation of 60 new jobs is great news for the region and for the sector. I am determined to ensure that, with continued strong implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs, we can see further investment in this sector to create the jobs we need,” Bruton added.
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said today’s announcement further enhances Ireland’s broad cluster of payment-related companies.
“It underlines our continuing ability to attract high-value investments from leading companies in the software development and business services space,” O’Leary said.
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