US firm Fidelity Investments to add 200 jobs in Galway and Dublin over " the next several years"

(13 Nov 2012)

Fidelity Investments, the US financial services firms, today announced it plans to add 200 new positions at its facilities in Dublin and Galway. Fidelity will hire 200 highly skilled professionals "who will provide a diverse mix of technology, back office operations and enterprise services expertise to Fidelity’s global operations. The initiative, which represents a significant investment by Fidelity over the next several years, is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the Government Agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign direct investment in Ireland."

Richard Bruton TD, minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation,, said: “International financial services is a key sector targeted in the Action Plan for Jobs, and in the past 18 months we have implemented a number of changes to support expansion and job-creation in this sector. Over recent months we have seen some good news in this sector, and today’s announcement that one of world’s leading companies in this field is creating an additional 200 jobs in Dublin and Galway is very welcome. The Government will continue to work hard on implementing the necessary changes to ensure that we can see further announcements like this in the near future.”
Fidelity Investments established its presence in Ireland in 1996 and currently employs almost 500 technology and operations professionals at office locations in Galway and Dublin. Fidelity Ireland associates represent multiple disciplines and support Fidelity business divisions in the United States, Europe and Asia including Asset Management, Corporate Technology, Information Security, Corporate Accounting, Finance and Human Resources.

In 2011, Fidelity announced its intention to hire 100 new technology professionals. This number more than doubled earlier this year with a final overall addition of more than 250 employees.

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