Irish technology firm Workhuman - formerly Globoforce - is to create 150 jobs over the next three years as part of an expansion of its operations at its headquarters in Dublin.

The new positions are part of a €4 million expansion at its headquarters and the jobs will be in the fields of technology, finance, HR, Ecommerce and operations.

The company currently employs over 500 people globally, with 270 working in Dublin at Park West Business Park.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys  said: "Workhuman’s announcement of 150 new jobs is a great example of a highly innovative Irish company that is making great strides globally while investing in its Irish headquarters for the long-term.

"The investment by the company in R&D and product development at its Park West base is a further boost to Ireland’s booming indigenous tech sector, and I am delighted that the Government can support its operations through Enterprise Ireland."

Elsewhere, process control and automation company EMCA has announced an expansion of its operations in Cootehill, Co Cavan, creating 42 new jobs over the next three years.

The new roles in software, design and the electrical field will double its workforce from the 40 people it employs at present.