Monday, 14th February 2022 – T├ínaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the news that IBM is to hire 200 people across its operations in Ireland.  The new jobs being created range from research, development, and innovation (RD&I) roles to digital sales and are across IBM’s three locations in Ireland (Dublin, Cork, and Galway). Recruitment has already commenced and is expected to be completed over the coming number of months.

Welcoming the new investment by IBM, An T├ínaiste and Minister for Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, said “This latest announcement by IBM builds on what has been a long and fruitful relationship between the company and Ireland. IBM is a great example of a company embracing constant innovation, adapting and moving up the value chain, as technology changes and focusses on hybrid cloud and AI.  These high-quality jobs will be a further boost to the company’s activities here in Ireland and drive its very strong position in the Irish ICT sector.”  

In announcing the jobs, Deborah Threadgold, Country General Manager, IBM Ireland said: "I am proud that IBM is synonymous with the fabric of business in Ireland. As someone who joined IBM Ireland in 1997, I can personally testify that joining IBM brings a wealth of opportunities to develop both your technical and business skills as we continue to push the boundaries of technology for businesses both in Ireland and internationally. I am very proud of IBM's purpose - to be the catalyst that makes the world work better, and that requires a highly skilled workforce and an inclusive culture that enables people from all backgrounds to thrive."

Commenting on the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “IBM has a long history in Ireland where, for over more than 65 years, it has constantly evolved as a business to suit client needs. This announcement demonstrates the company’s continued confidence in the availability of a highly skilled and talented workforce to further support its evolution. The depth and spread of the roles is a testament to this.  IBM’s continued commitment to Ireland over many years has played a significant role in the development of the technology and innovation ecosystem here.”