The company have been operating in Athlone for eight years.
75 new jobs are being created in Athlone by software, cloud and digital transformation specialist Sidero.
They will come on stream over the next two years as part of a €4.5m investment by the company, who currently employ 150 staff.
The new roles will also include graduate positions as part of Sidero’s graduate placement programme. The company has strong links with local third-level institutions, including the newly opened Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), and has invested more than €1 million in the initiative since 2018.
A new consulting division is also being established as part of the expansion.
Minister Robert Troy TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion:
“I am delighted to join Sidero at their campus in Roscommon on such a significant milestone in its business journey. Regional development is a key milestone for this Government and working with our agency Enterprise Ireland the announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the Midlands.
I am reassured by Sidero’s commitment to playing its part in cultivating the next generation of IT workers, as it extends its graduate programme and cements its relationships with third-level institution in the region.
“As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations.”
Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland:
“Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Sidero, both in Ireland and internationally, since 2013 and is delighted to support its expansion in Athlone. Sidero’s growing presence in Athlone will make a very important contribution to prosperity in the region and further highlights the positioning of Ireland as a key centre of excellence for communications software and cloud technology.
We look forward to continuing to work with Carmel Owens and the Sidero team to support their global ambition as they focus on expanding their reach with international customers in export markets and deliver new jobs here in Ireland.”
Carmel Owens, Chief Executive Officer, Sidero:
“The creation of these new jobs will enhance Sidero’s capabilities in the fast-growing area of digital transformation. We are seeing an increasing demand for these services from our customers, and the expansion of our team with critical skills across cloud and software development will drive this growth and build on Sidero’s track record of delivering always.
“We are also delighted to be extending our graduate programme, as Sidero is committed to collaborating with the education sector to develop the next generation of engineers, developers and consultants in Ireland, while helping to narrow the technology skills gap. Our Athlone base continues to offer key advantages for attracting and retaining the highest quality talent with lower cost of living, improved work/life balance and easier commutes.
“With the need for quality technical talent at an all-time high, Sidero is also delighted to announce the launch of our new Consulting Services division. Our growing team will provide our customers with the skills and expertise they need at every stage of their digital transformation journeys.”
Longford Westmeath Fine Gael Minister Peter Burke:
“This is hugely positive for the region and another vote of confidence in the talented workforce and the standard of living in Westmeath and the midlands. Our region is quick becoming a centre of excellence for technology and cloud computing and it is great to see more and more investment as companies can see the opportunities offered in the midlands. I particularly welcome that all levels of employment will be offered, including roles for our recent graduates who can use their new skills and develop their careers at a local level."