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Press Release 27 May 2014

Ericsson to create 120 new ICT jobs in Ireland

  • Over 120 new jobs at Ericsson sites in Dublin and Athlone
  • Highly skilled roles range from software developers to programme managers and consultants
  • A number of roles to be offered to graduates from Ericsson sponsored MSc programmes in DIT and AIT.

Tuesday 27th May 2014 - Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), the fifth-largest software company in the world, is today announcing further expansion of its Irish operations, with the creation of an additional 120 jobs in 2014. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Ericsson is Ireland’s leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure and services. Recruitment for the 120 new positions, to complement the existing workforce of more than 1,400, will commence immediately.

Ericsson is seeking to fill a range of positions in both Dublin and Athlone. The jobs being created are highly-skilled roles encompassing software developers, solution architects, consultants and programme managers. A number of these roles are in Ericsson’s recently acquired TV business unit, Mediaroom.

A number of the roles will go to graduates of the Dublin Institute of Technology MSc in Applied Software Technology and the Athlone Institute of Technology MSc in Applied Software Engineering. Both MSc programmes are Ericsson sponsored.

Making the announcement, Traoloch Collins, Ericsson’s Managing Director in Ireland, said “We are looking for highly-skilled people who want to work in a dynamic and creative environment. I am enormously proud of our team here in Ireland and the opportunity to grow even further.” He added: “Ireland is a major research and development hub for Ericsson globally. We have a track record of ingenuity, with 87 patents developed in Ireland over the past 5 years.”

Welcoming the announcement Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said “The announcement that Ericsson is creating 120 additional jobs this year in Dublin and Athlone is a further boost for the country and for the ICT sector in particular. ICT is a sector which we have specifically targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we have put in place measures to support jobs growth in this area. In recent years we have seen jobs growth in this sector, and I am determined to keep making the changes to support further growth in the coming years”.

Commenting on the announcement Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Ericsson has long been an integral part of the ICT sector in Ireland since it first set up an operation here in 1957. Ericsson provides excellent career opportunities to both graduates and experienced ICT professionals. The R&D activity carried out in Ireland by Ericsson is at the cutting edge of technology and contributes to Ireland’s position as a location of choice for ICT.

NOTES TO EDITORS
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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

Ericsson has been in Ireland since 1957 and we are the market leader in the provision of telecommunications infrastructure and services. We currently employ more than 1,400 people across Research and Development, Global Services and Sales in two geographical locations, Dublin and Athlone.

Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. Our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front. Ericsson recently acquired Mediaroom to strengthen its portfolio in the TV and media sector.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Spokesperson: Traoloch Collins, Managing Director
For interviews: Nicola Woods, Business Manager
Phone: +353 (0)87 991 2583
Email: nicola.woods@ericsson.com

For other press queries:
Carol Barnes, Head of Public & Media Relations Phone: +44 7795 013176 E-mail: carol.barnes@ericsson.com
 

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