20/12/2013

150 Technology Jobs Boost For Dublin

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has welcomed the announcement by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group of the creation of 150 new jobs in the company's Blanchardstown office.

The new jobs represent an expansion of the company's IT operations, which currently employ over 350 people in Belfast.

Minister Burton said: "This is a huge and timely boost for Dublin West and demonstrates once again the degree to which Blanchardstown is becoming a hub for high-end IT jobs. Liberty's expansion is very welcome proof of international confidence in Ireland as the economic recovery takes hold. Nationwide, 58,000 people returned to work over the last year, and I am confident that further substantial progress will be made on the employment front in 2014, with more announcements like this."

The company's IT operations in Belfast specialise in enterprise level software engineering support for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group worldwide. The expanded IT operations in Dublin will support the establishment of an IT Help Desk, a Security Operations Centre and a Software Engineering Unit.

The 150 new jobs will be phased in over the next two years and will bring the total Liberty Mutual Insurance Group workforce in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to more than 1,500 employees.

(CD)


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