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Taoiseach welcomes 19 tech jobs to Castlebar


Taoiseach welcomes 19 tech jobs to Castlebar

Ciara Galvin

Technology company CloudStrong announced last Friday that it will be creating 19 new jobs in Castlebar. The announcement was made at CloudStrong’s offices at the N5 Business Park by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny. .
“This is the kind of Ireland we want,” said Kenny, adding that while it ‘significant and important day for Castlebar’, he’d like to see 20 more companies like CloudStrong set up in the county town.
Founded in 2011, Cloudstrong manages servers and software on behalf of client companies in the UK, the US, Scandinavia and the Gulf region. The new jobs will see the company triple its work force.
Ten of the new high-tech roles will be filled immediately, while the remaining nine be filled over the next year.
Speaking to The Mayo News after the launch, Sales Director David Waldron and Managing Director Oliver Survidal said they were delighted to have Enda Kenny announce the jobs.
Waldron and Survidal said they have closely with Enterprise Ireland, and acknowledged the role of investment from both Enterprise Ireland and private investors in the creation of the jobs.
“Enterprise Ireland were definitely a huge help, they brought us over to a workshop in the UK that specifically deals with Cloud [technology],” said Mr Waldron.
Asked about the decision to base the company in Castlebar, Mr Waldron said it illustrated the benefits of Cloud computing. “We can be anywhere and can do our jobs quite effectively servicing Europe, Australia and Scandinavia,” he said.

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