Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

200 new jobs as another global company chooses Galway

Today is another good day for Galway with the official opening of a new office in the city by IT company, Genesys. The new centre of operations will be home to 200 jobs having expanded since the acquisition of Galway company, Altocloud which was based at the PorterShed.

Genesys joins an array of internationally renowned companies in diverse sectors such as Life Sciences, Software Development, Telecommunications and Gaming who have chosen Galway.

The company’s work centres on data analytics and using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help design products and services that in turn help other businesses to meet customer needs and expectations.

Since acquiring Altocloud, the company founded by Galway entrepreneurs, Barry O’Sullivan and Joe Smyth and supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission, Genesys has relocated to newly-refurbished offices at Woodquay from the PorterShed.

By providing a space for Altocloud, in a centre of innovation and collaboration, the PorterShed has played an important role in this success story alongside the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission.

Today’s announcement of 200 highly-skilled ICT positions, particularly in research and development, will provide opportunities for local graduates of NUIG and GMIT while also attracting workers to the West of Ireland as Galway’s clusters of ICT and Life Sciences companies continue to go from strength to strength.

It is always a source of pride to know that companies – global and local – are developing products and services right here in Galway that make such an impact and positive difference in countries around the world.

I’d like to wish everyone at Genesys the very best for the days ahead and I hope today is just the beginning of a successful, beneficial and thriving association of Genesys with Galway.

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