US company Quest Software has announced the creation of 150 new jobs in Cork.
The software company will create these jobs over the next three years in the areas of finance, software development and renewal and inside sales.
Staff will be recruited for an international shared services centre in Cork, which Quest plans to use to manage its worldwide growth. The centre will be located in the Citygate complex at Mahon in Cork.
Quest Software was established in 1987 and has 100,000 customers worldwide for its IT solutions.
It operates more than 60 offices in 23 countries, including a sales office in Dublin, and employs 3,400 workers.
"Quest has an ever-increasing global presence which is helping to drive the success of our business," said Quest Software chief executive Doug Garn.
"After a strategic review of our international operations, it was clear we could best position ourselves for future growth by centralising key aspects of our international business activities to better serve our customers and increase operational efficiency.
"Ireland was chosen due to the significant presence of other software technology companies, high-quality infrastructure, availability of experienced and highly qualified professionals, multilingual talent and pro-business environment.
"IDA Ireland has been a key partner in making the decision to locate in Ireland the right one for Quest," said Garn.
Cork’s ICT sector
"Eight of the world’s top 10 technology firms are based in Ireland and Quest Software’s move to choose Cork for the international shared services centre following a global evaluation of sites shows that we have the local talent pool, infrastructure and business environment to draw high-tech investments," said Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O’Keeffe TD, at the announcement.
"Already, Cork has a vibrant ICT sector, with about 8,000 high-tech workers employed by IDA Ireland client firms in the county so the announcement strengthens our value proposition to the global investor community.
"About three-quarters of our exports are now from the multinational sector, signalling that recovery in the domestic economy is under way and our foreign direct investment sector is out-performing many other countries in the eurozone area.
‘The Government has prioritised investment in the enterprise sector so that we can continue to attract top-level investors to Ireland and create high-quality jobs for our people," said O’Keeffe.