The announcement by FireEye that it will create 150 new jobs in Cork is very welcome news. This decision reinforces Cork’s image as a centre for IT and innovation. The Cork region is becoming a digital hub with many leading companies choosing to locate here.
The decision by FireEye also recognises the high quality graduates in the areas of IT and engineering who are being educated by our third level colleges such as UCC and CIT. By educating people with the skills required by employers in the IT sector, we can continue to attract leading companies like FireEye, creating more employment opportunities. I hope that the company will recruit locally from our highly educated and skilled candidates who are looking for job opportunities.
Not only will these 150 new jobs benefit those who are directly employed, there will also be a knock on benefit for other local businesses as this new workforce will have more disposable income and increase spending in our local economy.