IT and data management solutions company Qualcom is to create 40 new jobs after winning 15 deals since the beginning of 2014 at a combined value of more than €750,000.
The new staff will fill a variety of roles, ranging from helpdesk operators to project managers, and will boost the company’s Staff as a Service (StaaS) offering, which provides technical staff and engineers to clients to fit their short-term or longer-term service needs. Companies can also outsource the management of their IT systems to Qualcom via the StaaS initiative.
Qualcom said it has seen a huge increase in demand for the StaaS service and is now forecasting a total of €1.5m in deals by 2015.
“The growth in StaaS is a good indicator of demand for scarce technical resources today,” said Ken Breen, Qualcom CEO.
“Companies are expanding at such a rate that they often don’t have the internal skills set to keep up. Our StaaS solution helps companies to bridge that gap and ensure that their growth and service is not hindered.”
Qualcom’s clients include Zurich Insurance and more than 50pc of Qualcom’s StaaS team has subsequently been employed by the company on a full-time basis.