Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Neueda Technologies that it is to create 200 software development jobs in Athlone.
Neueda Technologies, an IT training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone where it will employ 200 staff over the next four years.
“The announcement today by software firm Neueda Technologies that it is set to create 200 jobs is a major boost to Athlone which is fast becoming the Silicon Heartlands with the town set to have a bigger percentage of the workforce employed in software development than any town or city in Ireland or the UK,” stated Minister Naughten.
“With current employment levels in the sector locally, along with job announcements and others set to be formally made, Athlone is set to have 15% of its workforce in the software sector which puts is well ahead of Dublin and its Silicon Docks.”
Minister Naughten added: “With towns such as Roscommon having an abundance of ready to move into office space, and with a new incubation hub about to become operational in Ballinasloe, other towns in the region are set to benefit from this major growth in the tech sector in Ireland’s Heartlands.
“The objective of creating a hub in Athlone and using that to bring more investment into the surrounding towns of Tullamore, Mullingar, Longford, Roscommon and Ballinasloe is clearly set out in the Government’s Project Ireland 2040.”
Neueda Technologies will undertake software development services for global telecommunications and financial services clients, analysing technical requirements in partnership with clients, researching suitable solutions and building and testing enterprise software and working with clients to deploy working applications.