Security software company Symantec is to create 400 jobs in Dublin with the establishment of a new European Customer Management Centre alongside its existing facility in Blanchardstown.
The new centre is to provide sales and support functions to Symantec’s customers and partners across Europe, and thus the company is seeking to hire multilingual staff.
Two hundred of the jobs will be created immediately, with the remaining half to be created over the next two years.
“We are eager to continue our success in Ireland, building off of a 20-year presence in the country,” said Matthew Ellard, EMEA senior vice-president, Symantec.
“These new jobs offer the opportunity for talented and driven individuals to join a high-performing company, which is focused on enabling its employees to develop their skills and enhance their career. I look forward to the continued growth of Symantec Ireland and consistently delighting our customers and partners with our addition of the new European Customer Management Centre in Dublin.”
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland is supporting the project. Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, said a priority of the Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is not just to attract new foreign investment to Ireland but to embed and grow companies already located in the country.
“This announcement by Symantec, that it is to expand its operations and create 400 new high-quality jobs, is a fantastic example of our ambition to grow the ICT sector which has already seen substantial employment growth since we took office,” Bruton said.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Symantec’s establishment of its European Customer Management Centre in Dublin is a signal of its continuing commitment to Ireland and contribution to its economic recovery.
“It is also a testament to our talented and flexible workforce,” Kenny said.
“For our part, the Government is committed to working with companies like Symantec to grow sustainable jobs and get our country working again.”
Since 1991, Symantec’s base in Blanchardstown has been home to a Security Operations Centre, as well as testing, software development and business authentication.