WP Engine to create 100 jobs in Limerick support and innovation centre

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26 September 2016 | 0

WP Engine has announced the opening of a new technical support and innovation Centre in Limerick which is expected to create 100 jobs over three years.

WP Engine delivers managed services for premium websites built on WordPress. Approximately 5% of the online world visits a website powered by WP Engine every day.

Globally, WP Engine has more than 350,000 digital brands across 136 countries and counting. Since the launch of its London office in 2015, WP Engine’s customer base has more than doubled.

The opening of the Limerick centre, will further support the surging demand for managed WordPress across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“WP Engine is focused on building the best managed WordPress platform in the world and we’re incredibly proud to be opening our new Technical Support and Innovation Centre in Ireland,“ said Heather Brunner, CEO, WP Engine.

“As a company we aim to be present in cities that are successful in terms of job creation and attracting businesses – as represented by our offices in Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco, and more recently London.

“Limerick, similarly, has a terrific environment and culture where the community, government and business leaders are committed to building local talent and creating a technology innovation and incubation centre. We wanted to help further build and be a part of that ecosystem.”

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a terrific investment by this high growth technology company in a key regional location. Its presence here will serve as a compelling reference seller of the location for other technology companies. The benefit of 100 new jobs to the local area and economy will be substantial. I wish WP Engine every success here.”

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