Huawei to create further 110 jobs in Ireland
Some positive news on the job front.
Huawei has announced that it is to create 110 new jobs in Ireland by the end of next year, as part of a continued expansion in the country.
The Chinese technology firm also announced a further €80 million investment in research and development here, in addition to the €60 million investment it announced in 2019.
As it stands, Huawei employs approximately 480 people in Ireland, with operations in Dublin, Cork and Athlone. The new jobs will be mainly based in Huawei's Dublin headquarters and across operations in Cork and Athlone.
From 2019-2022, the company plans to have brought 310 new jobs to Ireland.
A spokesperson for Huawei said: "The company has a strong focus on helping its business partners roll out 5G across Ireland in coming years."
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said: "The news that Huawei will create 110 new jobs is most welcome. The company is creating new jobs at a time when we really need them with so many people out of work.
"Despite all the current uncertainty and challenges, Ireland continues to attract top class investment from global technology companies.
"I wish the company the best of luck with this expansion."