Dublin gets 110 new tech jobs


Ricoh Ireland has announced plans to create 110 new jobs between now and the end of 2019.

These positions will be in the areas of technical engineering, software solutions, business development and operation management.

The global technology company has invested €6.5m in a new Irish headquarters.

It's created 30 jobs in the past 10 months, bringing its Irish workforce to 80.

The Japanese firm's Irish operation's revenue is expected to double in the next three years, growing to €32m.

The company says that the new HQ offers "an opportunity for customers to see a live working environment of the future."

It includes interactive whiteboards and a focus on flexibility and facilitating mobile working.

Speaking about the announcement, Gary Hopwood, general manager, Ricoh Ireland, said: "Today’s announcement underlines Ricoh Ireland’s success in embracing digital transformation and helping our customers to do the same. The new headquarters truly is the feather in our cap, showcasing how we have used technology to pioneer the workforce of the future."

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD added, "The workforce is rapidly changing and Irish businesses must ensure they cater for the younger generations that are currently scaling up the career ladder. Ricoh Ireland’s new headquarters is an excellent example of how businesses in Ireland can innovate to transform the workplace, attract and maintain talent and maximise employee productivity and engagement.

"This jobs announcement showcases Ireland’s attractiveness to global organisations as a business hub. We have an extremely talented, multinational workforce and Ricoh is demonstrating its faith and confidence in our people with this announcement today."

The company specialises in print, document management and visual communications solutions. It has global revenues of more than €18bn.

Ricoh has been operational in Ireland since 1980. It also has a document production centre in Glasnevin, which saw a separate €250,000 investment in 2016.

Joseph Conroy, Newstalk.com 

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