Financial services firm Fidelity Investments will create 100 jobs in Ireland over the coming months. 

Most of the new positions will be for software engineers who will be based in Dublin and Galway.

The company says the new workers will be taken on and trained despite the ongoing restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19.

"All of our 1,100-strong workforce are working from home across Ireland and ready to welcome new colleagues to support our expanding need for tech skills and talent we have based here in Ireland," said Fidelity Investments Ireland general manager Al Riviezzo.

The Boston-headquartered firm recently rolled out enhanced supports and benefits for employees focused on time, flexibility and care services.

These include access to time needed to manage unexpected homelife events and Covid-19 screening.

New employees will go through a safe and enhanced "on-boarding" process despite the restrictions, the company said.

Fidelity Investments administers $7.3 trillion in assets around the globe and offers a range of financial services, including asset management, brokerage, and administrative solutions, serving personal, workplace, intermediary and institutional markets.

The privately owned company employs around 40,000 staff around the world, including 1,100 in Ireland where it has had a presence since 1996.

Meanwhile, global software company HyperCurrent Ltd is to create 40 new jobs in Sligo over the next three years. 

HyperCurren, the Irish subsidiary of Omni3Partners, will be based in The Landing Space, a collaborative working space in the town operated by IDA Ireland, IT Sligo and Sligo County Council.  

The company plans to establish a software development centre for its technology to support the further development of its products and strategic client base globally.

Company founder Patrick Crago said that making business and location decisions is a non-trivial matter.

But he said the support Hyber Current has received, the evidence of talent in the location as well as the business infrastructure in The Landing Space meant that Sligo not only ticked all the boxes, but is clearly poised to support it in the company's continued growth.

The company also credited the support of the Computer Science Department at IT Sligo in its decision to set up in the town saying that the supply of talent into the future is attractive as is the ease of engaging with IT Sligo.