THE employee communications software company Poppulo is to create 125 jobs to support its international expansion, it has been revealed.
The jobs in the Cork-based company will be mainly high-tech engineering and R&D roles.
A parallel expansion in the United States will bring Poppulo’s total workforce to over 400 within three years.
It currently employs 200 people — 163 in Cork and 37 in Boston.
Founded by Irish tech entrepreneur Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Poppulo’s software is focused on workplace communications in more than 100 countries.
Over 30% of the largest employers in Europe and 20% of the largest employers in the United States are Poppulo customers, including Unilever, Bank of America, Nestlé, Johnson Controls, Rolls-Royce, and almost half the world’s top pharma companies.
Mr O’Shaughnessy said that while Poppulo is rapidly growing its global customer portfolio and expanding its base in the US, he was delighted to be in a position to create high-value jobs in Ireland.
“Enterprise Ireland has been with us from the start when we were a handful of people and they’re just as committed to our success as we scale.
“Supporting home-grown successful indigenous companies so that they can scale is incredibly important,” he added.
Heather Humphreys, the business, enterprise, and innovation minister, said the announcement marks a great day for Poppulo, Cork, and Ireland.
“As an Irish multinational, Poppulo is rooted in innovation and progression.
“The company’s continuous investment in Cork shows its commitment to the local area and its talented workforce,” she added.
Kevin Sherry, the executive director of Enterprise Ireland, said they have worked closely with Poppulo, both in Ireland and internationally, since its establishment.
“It is a great example of an Irish company, headquartered here in Cork, with a clear global ambition that is building scale and expanding its reach internationally while growing its base of high-quality jobs in Ireland.
“Through its commitment and investment in innovation Poppulo has successfully positioned itself to be a global leader in Internal communications software,” he added.