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Monday 20 August 2018

Dell to announce 140 new jobs here after cutting 1,900

COMPUTER giant Dell is lining up more than 100 new jobs in its Dublin and Limerick bases -- just over two years since it cut 1,900 employees.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is meeting Dell executives today for the announcement, which will bring an additional 140 global and European roles in services and operations on line.

Dell currently employs 2,300 staff in Ireland but these roles are in the area of cloud computing.

A total of 1,000 people working in service and support are based in Limerick, while 1,300 work in Cherrywood, Co Dublin, are in direct sales and telephone-support operations.



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Two years ago Dell cut 1,900 jobs in its Limerick plant, as its production unit was moved to Poland, leaving 1,000 non-manufacturing jobs behind. The new roles are involved in high-end operations, including in the cloud computing area, and follows on from the announcement from Dell's rivals Apple who revealed a new storage service called iCloud.

The service is designed to make it simple to wirelessly share music, email, photos, calendars and other data between handheld gadgets and desktop computers, and attempts to harness the power and flexibility of cloud computing for home users.

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