Expleo to invest €10m and create 200 new jobs here

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The French multinational tech consulting and engineering firm Expleo has announced 200 new jobs for Ireland, bringing its workforce in Ireland to 1,000 people.

t also wants to spread its offices regionally, with new ‘hubs’ planned for Limerick and Galway, to add to a recently-opened office in Cork.

The company says this will happen due to a €10m investment in the country’s operations.

Expleo, which has been selling consulting and engineering services to enterprise customers in Ireland for 20 years, says it has seen a 25pc growth in Irish revenues over the last two years, although it did not divulge specific numbers.

The company says that this has been “spurred by widespread digitalisation across all industries”.

The new jobs, which are planned over the next two years, will be in software development, software engineering and operations for life sciences, financial services and aviation.

 Expleo said that it is working on projects such as hyper-automation and robotic process automation.

The company says that it wants new regional hubs “to ensure that it attracts the best talent from across Ireland”.

This will include its existing office in Mahon, Co Cork, and new hubs planned for Galway and Limerick. Expleo also has a base in Belfast.

“Following extensive research of available resources and skills throughout the country, it was evident that regional hubs would provide Expleo with the additional talent and impetus we need to deliver on our ambitious growth plans,” said Phil Codd, managing director of Expleo Ireland.

“We’re also looking forward to expanding our national footprint further with new hubs in Galway and Limerick also expected to open this year.”

Separately, the Dublin-based ‘no code’ company Flow Forma said that it intends to hire 70 more people over the next three years. The company, founded in 2018 and led by CEO Olivia Bushe, recently raised €4m in a funding round.

Meanwhile, restaurant management platform Toast has announced plans to create 100 jobs this year as it opens its new office in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin.

The company, which is headquartered in Boston, provides software and financial technology solutions to help them run their business across sales, marketing, loyalty, delivery and management.

Launched in 2012, it currently employs over 3,000 people across the United States, the UK, Ireland, Canada and India.

It first opened a technology and product development centre in Dublin in 2017.

The new Irish jobs will be created across several functions, including software development, sales and customer support.