Logitech Ireland is located in Cork Airport Business Park.

50 jobs to be created

The year is off to positive start in terms of jobs with 50 announced by a company that’s been in Cork for over 30 years.

Logitech Ireland said on Tuesday that the jobs would be created over the next three years across wide-ranging roles, including design, engineering, IT and supply chain functions.

A maker of cloud peripheral products, Logitech is a long-standing proponent of flexible working and is expanding its staffing of several teams at its Cork office.

Logitech’s office in Cork was first established in 1988 and moved to its current site on Airport Business Park, Kinsale Road, in 2013.

Elaine Laird, Logitech’s head of global supply chain and site lead at Cork, said: “We’re pleased to see Logitech’s Cork operations grow to encompass more opportunities ahead of the new year. This is a reflection not only of Logitech’s long-term performance, but also the wonderful culture and spirit our employees have developed, here and across the world. At Logitech, talent working out of Ireland is shaping the future, and enjoying it! We’re very grateful to IDA Ireland for their consistent support over the years.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar said: “I am very pleased that Logitech has announced the creation of 50 new jobs over the next three years at their office in Cork. Ireland is a really attractive destination for technology companies, due in large part to our strong pool of talent. I wish Logitech the very best as they continue to develop and grow its operations in Ireland.”

CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said: “Since 1998, Logitech has grown its team in the South West region to 200, and this announcement makes evident the company’s ambition to continue that growth. This announcement by Logitech demonstrates IDA Ireland’s proven ability to win high-skilled roles in regional locations. I wish them continued success.”