Tuesday 14th September 2021
Legato to create 60 jobs in Limerick over next 6 months with new R&D Hub established – O’Donnell
- IDA supported project sees Legato continue the strong trend of companies utilising diverse talent pool in technology sector in Limerick and Mid-West
Castletroy based Fine Gael TD for Limerick City, Kieran O’Donnell has welcomed the announcement this morning by Legato Health Technologies, an independent health services provider specialising in management and digital transformation, who are to create 60 new roles in Limerick over the 6 months. He also welcomed that the company is to establish a Research and Development Hub in the National Technology Park.
Deputy O’Donnell said: “ I greatly welcome the announcement this morning by Legato Health Technologies of their plans to create 60 jobs over the next 6 months here in Limerick, establishing a Research and Development Hub in the National Technology Park, creating an innovative open office space in which Legato’s newly hired team will be able to make the most of a work/life balance.
“This IDA supported project sees Legato continue the strong trend of companies utilising the diverse and highly skilled talent pool in the technology sector located here in Limerick and Mid-West.
“Legato have strongly identified the skilled talent pool here in Limerick and the region as a rationale for this decision to locate here, and over the next 6 months will recruit the 60 new roles which include expert Data Scientists and Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers. The Limerick team will be responsible for building and iterating applications and AI solutions to make healthcare simple, affordable and accessible for its clients.
“It is important that as we recover from the pandemic, we ensure Limerick and the Mid-West continually strives to create these highly skilled jobs in key growth sectors, taking advantage of our well established and growing diverse workforce together with the excellent third level institutions located here.
“I would like to commend the IDA on their work in supporting this project and for their commitment to drawing jobs and investments to the region.
Deputy O’Donnell continued: “I wish to extend a warm welcome to Legato Health Technologies as they open their R&D Hub in the National Technology Park, creating these 60 new roles and I look forward to working with them in the years ahead.
Note to Editor:
Legato accelerates growth with establishment of R&D Hub in Limerick creating 60 jobs over the next six months
[Limerick, Ireland] Tuesday September 14th 2021: Legato Health Technologies (Legato) has announced plans to establish an R&D hub in Limerick city leveraging the Mid-West region’s diverse technology talent. Legato is working to improve the health of humanity and create and develop solutions that promote high value and access to healthcare. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Attracted to Ireland by its strong talent pool, Legato aims to hire more than 60 over the next six months, including expert Data Scientists and Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers. This team will be responsible for building and iterating applications and AI solutions to make healthcare simple, affordable and accessible for its clients. With an innovative open office space Limerick’s National Technology Park along with hybrid work arrangements, Legato’s associates will be able to make the most of the work/life balance Limerick and Ireland’s Mid-West have to offer.
Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD said: “I warmly welcome Legato’s plans to open a new R&D Hub in Limerick city which will create 60 jobs over the next 6 months. The Mid-West has a strong talent pool which will allow Legato’s new hub to thrive. Firms like Legato are vital to the future of global healthcare, and I wish them every success for the future both in the Irish market and abroad.”
President Legato Health Technologies Rajat Puri said: “At Legato, we are applying cutting edge data science and engineering technologies to solve complex problems to improve the healthcare of humanity. We are looking for talent who want to work on the types of projects that will make an impact and we are thrilled to be here setting up our operations in Limerick. Not only are we investing in the people we hire but the city and we are also proud to be able to bring the culture of Ireland to our global team.”
CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said: “Legato’s decision to establish its R&D hub in Limerick is most welcome. IDA client companies based in the Mid-West benefit from the region’s highly skilled and talented workforce. IDA Ireland remains committed to winning jobs and investments in regional locations. I wish to welcome Legato to Limerick and wish them every success with this expansion.”
The opening of the Ireland office will enable Legato to better serve its customers and provide agility in responding to the evolving needs of its existing and new clients.
To explore opportunities to join the Legato team in Limerick, visit https://www.legatohealth.com/ir/careers/.
About Legato Health Technologies
Legato Health Technologies is an independent health services provider, committed to transforming healthcare management services through operational excellence, innovation and digital transformation. With over 20,000 associates worldwide and growing quickly, Legato has the scale to effectively implement global operating models and drive digital transformations that help Health Insurers reduce costs and improve service delivery.
About IDA Ireland
IDA Ireland is an autonomous Statutory Agency set up under the Industrial Development Acts 1986 – 2019. The Agency operates in accordance with the provisions of the Acts and under the aegis of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, who is empowered to provide funds to discharge its obligations and issue general policy directives/seek information on the Agency’s activities.