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By | John Leyden 24th September 2009 11:50

McAfee creates 120 sales jobs in Ireland

Irish eyes are smiling

Net security firm McAfee is creating 120 new sales at its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland.

The announcement of the jobs was made by Irish trade and employment Mary Coughlan TD on Wednesday. The scheme will be supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, Ireland's inward investment agency (as explained here).

The new hires will doubles the size of McAfee's inside sales team and bring the security giant's presence in Ireland to around 300. As well as EMEA sales, McAfee handles much of its finance, procurement and channel customer care workload from its offices in Cork.

The security giant has maintained offices in Ireland since 2004, attracted like other hi-tech firms by the Republic's favourable tax breaks and other incentives for inward investment.

Arch rival Symantec has run its EMEA security team and spam analysis operations from labs located in Dublin for many years, for example. ®

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