US company announces thirty new jobs in the city
Galway received a boost yesterday with the announcement that mobile innovation company Synchronoss Technologies Inc is creating 30 new jobs in the city.
The positions, which will be located in its research and development and operations centre in the city, will be filled over the next three months.
The company, which is headquartered in New Jersey, USA, provides software-based activation and mobile content management solutions for connected devices across the globe. It European research and development facility and operations centre is located in Galway Business Park.
Yesterday’s announcement marks phase II of the company’s hiring plan for the Galway facility.
The Galway centre and the new positions are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Synchronoss first established its R&D and operations centre in Galway in 2010.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton welcomed the jobs announcement yesterday.
“The Irish economy is in transition, and a key part of the Government’s plan is to support the innovative companies like Synchronoss who will drive and accelerate this transition,” Minister Bruton said. “This week in Silicon Valley and the western USA I am meeting some of the world’s leading innovative tech companies who clearly recognise Ireland’s success in this area. Today’s announcement that it is recruiting 30 additional people in its centre for research and development for mobile devices in Galway is a great example of the cutting edge activities being carried out in Ireland.
“I commend all involved, and I am determined to ensure that through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs we can see many more announcements like this in the near future.”
IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary also welcomed the news. “I would like to offer my congratulations to Synchronoss as it celebrates its two year anniversary in Galway, with the welcome news of a recruitment drive to fill 30 high-quality positions,” Mr O’Leary said. “The growth of Synchronoss adds greatly to the vibrant ICT cluster servicing the global market from Galway.”