A division of American health care giant Johnson & Johnson is to create up to 100 new IT jobs over the next two years through the creation of a development centre at the National Technology Park in Plassey, Co Limerick.
Supported by IDA Ireland, the recruitment drive by the information technology shared services division will add to the 2,000 people that Johnson & Johnson already employs in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.
Minister of Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan TD said the close collaboration between Johnson & Johnson, Limerick Institute of Technology and University of Limerick to enhance the city as an IT hub by providing skilled talent was central to winning this investment.
The Johnson & Johnson family of companies has had a significant presence in Ireland since 1935.
Currently employing 900 people in the manufacture of the Acuvue range of disposable contact lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, (Ireland) Limited, was established in Limerick in 1996.
Last April, Ethicon Biosurgery Ireland, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies announced plans to develop a €80m state-of-the-art manufacturing facility providing around 270 jobs, also at the National Technology Park, in Plassey, Co Limerick.