An IT company is to establish a customer support hub in Limerick with the promise of 100 jobs over the next three years.

WP Engine provides managed services for websites which use the Wordpress platform.

The technology support and innovation centre in Limerick will cater for its 50,000 customers across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Its customers include individuals establishing their own blogs, as well as start-ups and multinationals who have more intricate and complex multi-site needs.

The company provides 24/7 year-round support and solutions to its clients, including security, cloud hosting, development tools and disaster recovery.

It opened a London office last year and the Limerick hub is designed to meet the growing demand for Wordpress services across Europe.

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The group in Limerick will be working with a dedicated R&D team based at the company's HQ in Austin, Texas.

This is the second significant jobs announcement for Limerick in the past week.

Last Monday, medical services and coding company Fazzi announced plans to employ 300 people at its Limerick city base over the next five years.

Meanwhile, Fort Wayne Metals Ireland has announced the expansion of its production operations in Castlebar, with an investment of €10 million.

It plans to create 40 additional jobs over five years.