By Stephen McKinley
Cork may get 120 new jobs after the IDA announced that in conjunction with overseas companies, it wanted to target 120 PhD graduates for a variety of high-tech jobs.
The Dow Corning Corporation of the U.S. is to establish its first Plasma research and development center in Midleton, Co. Cork. A planned euro 3.3 million will be invested in 2002 in a new plasma center to develop the equipment and process technology for a wide range of sophisticated material coatings.
“This is a very high quality project, requiring highly skilled people — 20 percent of the staff will have PhDs and 65 percent will have a third-level technical qualification,” said Tanaiste Mary Harney, announcing the development. “It is an excellent model of what we mean when we say that Ireland is moving up the value chain in its industrial base and clearly it is in line with the government’s and IDA’s strategies of attracting highly skilled and technologically advanced investments to Ireland.
“Much of the future investment from overseas companies will be driven by the need for advanced knowledge and skills, especially in the sciences.”
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