Finally some good jobs news 😀
The international software firm VMWare (www.vmware.com) promise to bring over 300 new jobs to their offices in Ballincollig in Cork. These jobs will be created with the help of an IDA grant. VMWare is a subsidiary of EMC who employ a over 1,500 further people between their own Cork and Dublin branches. VMware are mostly known for their Virtualisation software. They are looking to expand their numbers internationally, which stands at around the 3,000 mark. The company was founded in 1998 and last year had over USD$700 million in recorded revenues. This booming company is planning to float 10% of the company in the summer.
This news of new jobs in the Cork area comes as a relief after the losses at Pfizer / Motorola (planned but not confirmed) / FCI in Cork in the recent weeks. It is estimated that over 1,000 jobs are under threat in the area alone.