There's some good news on the jobs front today for both Galway and Sligo.

Global software company HyperCurrent Ltd is establishing a Software Research & Development Centre in Sligo and intends to create up to 40 jobs over the next three years.

The company is a subsidiary of Omni3Partners, and its understood its new R&D centre wlil be based in The Landing Space in Sligo  -which is operated by IDA Ireland, IT Sligo and Sligo County Council.

Managing director of Omni3Partners Patrick Crago told Midwest News that they are in the process of the first round of hiring staff at present - slightly delayed but undeterred by Covid-19.

He says they're focused on the gifted and educated Irish software engineering workforce.

Meanwhile, financial services firm Fidelity Investments will create 100 jobs in Ireland over the coming months. 

Most of the new positions will be for software engineers who will be based in Galway and Dublin.

The company says the new workers will be taken on and trained, despite the ongoing restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The company currently employs over 1100 people in Ireland - all of whom are working from home since the start of the pandemic.

Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology with Fidelity Investments, says they will be hiring for a range of jobs across their technology practises...


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