US company announces 70 new jobs for Cork

US company announces 70 new jobs for Cork
Tanaiste Simon Coveney, Ed Kenty, CEO Park Place Technologies and Executive Director of IDA Ireland Mary Buckley at the opening of Park Place Technologies EMEA Operations Centre in CorkPic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A US company opened its European headquarters in Cork yesterday announcing the creation of 70 jobs.

Data-centre maintenance firm, Park Place Technologies said the jobs will be created over two years and will be located on Lapp's Quay.

The company supports more than 15,000 organisations in over 115 countries. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Park Place currently employs over 1,100 people, and maintains offices across the globe, including in San Diego, Boston, Toronto, London, Malaysia and Dubai. 

An Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD said he was delighted to welcome Park Place Technologies to Cork. "Ireland, as a committed member of the EU, continues to resonate strongly with US companies as the location of choice from which to serve its European customer base.” 

Park Place President Chris Adams said future relocations into Ireland may be possible with new acquisitions. 

“This investment further cements our position within Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) and we are confident we can provide our existing customer base and potential new customers with an alternative option for their Support and Maintenance, and IT Managed Services requirements,” he said.

“The primary attraction to opening this Operations Centre in Cork, aside from the geopolitical positioning in EMEA, is the access to the talent profile needed to support our ongoing growth,” states Nicola Buckley, Sr. VP, Advanced Engineering and Call Center for Park Place, who is an Irish native and graduate of University College Cork. 

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