The NDP Group, a provider of tracking market research, has opened a global IT/operations centre in Athlone, which will provide employment for 100 people over the next three years.
There are currently 20 people employed at the facility, which was running as a pilot, and 80 new jobs will be created and filled over the next three years. The new jobs will be in the areas of data classification, data analytics, quality assurance, and software development.
Supported by IDA Ireland, the centre is designed to play an integral part in the company’s global IT /operations vision and is part of its overall plan for introducing a new state-of-the-art data management system.
“Athlone was our preferred location for several reasons, but none more important than a deep talent pool of well-educated and multilingual people. The presence of Athlone Institute of Technology was also a factor in our decision,” said Tod Johnson, chairman and CEO of The NPD Group.
The NPD Group provides consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries and now counts more than 1,800 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies as clients.