The creation of 90 new jobs in Ireland, of which 60 will be in Galway, by US fintech company Fidelity Investments has been broadly welcomed.
Fidelity Investments announced today that it plans to hire 60 software engineers in Galway, and 30 in Dublin.
The company said that recruitment has already started to fill those positions, and that it expects all the jobs to be filled by the middle of 2021.
Martin Shanahan, the Chief Executive of IDA Ireland said that Ireland is a “strategic hub” for companies innovating in fintech.
“World leading companies such as Fidelity Investments are developing new products and services from Ireland for global markets.”
“I wish to congratulate the Fidelity team on reaching 25 years in Ireland and for creating 90 new key technology roles despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Fidelity Investments Ireland opened its Galway branch in 2002, following on from the Boston based company’s establishment of its first international office in Dublin in 1996.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar also welcomed the announcement of the new jobs for Galway and Dublin.
“Ireland is a really attractive destination for technology companies, due in large part to our strong pool of talent and expertise in the sector. I wish Fidelity Investments and the team here continued success in Ireland.”