CORK, Ireland, March 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- EMC Ireland Receives Outstanding Achievement Award for 'Embracing Diversity' at Best Workplaces in Ireland Awards 2009

EMC Ireland, the International Operations Campus for EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that the Great Place to Work(R) Institute Ireland has recognised EMC as one of the Top '50 Best Workplaces in Ireland' 2009. It was also honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award for 'Embracing Diversity.' The Awards were announced on Thursday 26th February at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

Each year, the Great Place to Work(R) Institute in Ireland works with the Irish Independent to conduct the Best Workplaces in Ireland study with more than 4,000 eligible organisations within Ireland. The confidential survey of organisations' employees measures the levels of Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie within the company. It also looks at various aspects of the organisations including Communication, Training Development, Work-Life Balance, and Diversity. The Outstanding Achievement Award for 'Embracing Diversity' recognises the comprehensive diversity programme implemented across EMC's operations in Ireland.

This Survey is widely recognised as Ireland's most comprehensive study of workplace culture, and offers superb national and international benchmarking, learning, and networking opportunities to all who take part.

Bob Savage, EMC's Vice President and Managing Director of Cork, Ireland Operations said, We are very proud to be one of Ireland's Top 50 Best Places to Work and delighted that EMC has been given special recognition for embracing diversity. This award celebrates the diversity of skill sets, experience and culture of our multi-functional locations and gives us a benchmark from which we can further celebrate and nurture a great working environment for our people in the years ahead. I thank all of our employees for their ongoing commitment, investment in continued development and continued support of the business.

Celebrating the diversity of skill sets within EMC operations in Ireland is very much something that's driven by the employees themselves. It nurtures innovative thinking and results in tangible wins for the company, comments Kate O'Connor, Human Resources Director, EMC Ireland.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

About EMC Ireland

EMC established a presence in Ireland in 1988 with its first manufacturing facility outside of North America in Ovens, Cork. It then formed its Dublin based sales office in 1990. EMC now employs over 1,600 people in Ireland between both sites. Last year EMC celebrated its 20th Anniversary in Ireland and announced a euro 20 million investment in its local Research and Development Centre.

The Cork facility has become a multifunctional campus and the home of EMC's International Operations. It has emerged as a leader in EMC's initiative to develop and manufacture energy efficient information infrastructure technologies. In addition to the manufacturing facility, the Cork site also includes the International Executive Briefing Centre, the Global Solutions Centre, Worldwide Customer Service Centre, VMware Support Services, Software Development and Shared Services functions. EMC in Ireland today claims some of Ireland's most recognised organisations as its customers.

About Great Place to Work Institute Ireland

Great Place to Work(R) Institute Ireland is committed to supporting Irish affiliates in their efforts to help organisations across all sectors achieve lasting improvements in their workplace relationships that produce measurable business benefits and better corporate performance.

At the Great Place to Work(R) Institute, we have been listening to employees and evaluating employers since 1980, to understand what makes a workplace great. We know that the foundation of every great workplace is trust between employees and management. Our ongoing research, measurement tools, and educational services have made us leaders in helping build high-trust workplaces.

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