21 February 2012

Fitzgerald Welcomes Jobs Boost for Lucan

Local TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, has welcomed the announcement of 150 research and development jobs as well as 130 technical and support roles in both Leixlip and Galway.

Speaking at the announcement, Minister Fitzgerald said “The expansion of Hewlett Packard is a direct result of the educated and motivated workforce they have found in Ireland. There are already many Lucan residents employed in HP’s base in Leixlip and hopefully more will now join.”

The jobs created in the Leixlip plant will concentrate on HP Global Telecommunications Engineering and Architecture teams drive strategy for HP globally in Unified Communication, Voice and Data networking. HP has indicated that they expect the Irish economy to benefit by €45m over three years as a result of their increased business in the country. Recruitment for these jobs will begin immediately and HP is seeking individuals with skills in project management, high end application development and systems analysis for their Leixlip operation.

“Both the Government and the IDA are committed to supporting sustainable jobs and promoting Ireland as the best place to do business. Foreign Direct Investment is clearly one of the key strengths of the Irish economy. Many of the world’s leading corporations continue to choose Ireland as a business location including 8 of the top 10 Global ICT corporations,” said Fitzgerald.

“The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) has also ranked Ireland as 1st in terms of competitiveness for the availability of a skilled labour force, 1st for corporate taxes and 1st for business legislation for foreign investors. There is a huge amount to be positive about in this country and companies such as HP are recognising this fact,” concluded Fitzgerald.

The HP recruitment drive will commence immediately. More information on jobs is available at www.hp.com/go/jobs or candidates can email their CV to Irelandjobs@hp.com