Day: February 23, 2007

VMware jobs boost in Cork

I didn’t even know VMWare had an office in Cork tbh! Ballincollig apparently. I wonder was that because of the EMC acquisition, or were they here already? Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin TD has confirmed 369 jobs for Cork as part of an expansion by EMC’s virtualisation software subsidiary VMWare of a major operation in the area.

Storage giant EMC already employs 1,600 at its plant in Ovens and the news is a welcome turn of events for the beleagured county of Cork, which saw up to 1,000 jobs lost in the past few weeks.

I hate to sound like a bitch with an axe to grind, but I hope this isn’t along the lines of the “800” jobs that Martin announced shortly – very shortly – after Motorola in Cork went bang. That was a little convenient to my mind.