19
Jun 14

13 New Jobs With Calor Gas

LPG supplier Calor has announced that it will spend €10m on a growth programme that will include the creation of 13 jobs.

Calor said funding will be provided over a three year timeframe by its parent company SHV Energy and will be used for an all-island growth programme that will specifically target an enhanced offering in the areas of:

  • Sales
  • Customer support
  • Engineering IT and
  • Marketing

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton described the announcement as a very welcome boost. “This investment represents a vote of confidence in the domestic economy and will result in the creation of 13 jobs. I wish Calor every success with this project”.

Calor’s CEO Tom O’Carroll said the funding strongly highlights the confidence SHV Energy has in Ireland and the standard of his company’s operations. “Securing of this investment is an important strategic win for Calor and Ireland,” he said.

Calor currently employs more than 250 staff in six sites located across its all-island operations, and a further 200 indirectly.

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19
Jun 14

PayPal to Create 400 Dundalk Jobs.

The new jobs will be in telesales, merchant services, cost solutions and risk operationsOnline payments company PayPal is creating 400 jobs over the next four years at its European operations centre in Dundalk, Co Louth.

The positions will be in telesales, merchant services, cost solutions and risk operations.

The roles are due to be in place by 2018, bringing PayPal’s total Irish workforce to 2,900 by 2018.

In 2012, the US firm announced the establishment of its European operations centre in Dundalk. At the time it said it would create 1,000 jobs by 2016.

Today’s additional jobs will bring combined PayPal and eBay employee numbers in Dundalk to 1,850 by 2018.

The company said the roles are primarily English speaking but it also has a number of other language opportunities.

PayPal’s centres in Dublin and Dundalk manage 60 million active accounts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The company said its growth in Ireland is being fuelled by the increasing number of businesses and consumers who choose PayPal to trade and shop online.

“Dundalk is a very important site in our global operations for supporting our customers. We are already ahead of schedule in recruiting our first 1,000 teammates, thanks to our continued expansion, together with the high-calibre people we have already employed,” commented Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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19
Jun 14

I Want to Turn Every Single Trinity Student into an Entrepreneur.

Dr Patrick Prendergast at Trinity College. Photo: PAUL SHARP/SHARPPIX - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/i-want-to-turn-every-single-trinity-student-into-an-entrepreneur-30366283.html#sthash.8x3WdGBz.dpufDr Patrick Prendergast at Trinity CollegeThe enterprising provost talks about his plans for a new business school.

IT IS a strange time to visit Trinity College Dublin. Its famous “great doors” have been restored after they were rammed by a mysterious car driver. The return of the ancient oak panels lends to the characteristic sense of timelessness at Ireland’s oldest university, but change is in the air.

Change isn’t always popular, especially in a place with such long standing traditions.

On the internet, wifi warriors rail against a decision to rename – or rebrand – the 400-year-old institution as Trinity College, the University of Dublin, a move presumably prompted by fears American or Chinese teenagers might mistake it for a secondary school.

As I arrive on campus, Front Square bustles with tourists soaking up the past, but yards away the university’s head, or provost, sits contemplating the future and his desire to attract a whole new class of visitors to the campus.

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17
Jun 14

300 Potential Jobs from E-waste Re-use

300 potential jobs from e-waste re-use, says reportSome 300 manufacturing jobs could potentially be created by re-using restored electronic waste which is otherwise thrown out each year, a new report from the University of Limerick (UL) suggests.

Entitled Re-Evaluate: Re-use of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, the report found that each year, Ireland recycles about 35,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment, which equates to about 7.5 kg for every person in the country.

As things stand from a European perspective, currently only between 25pc and 40pc of electronic equipment placed on the market enters recycling and, of this, only a tiny amount of the original rare and precious materials emerge from the recycling and sees the loss of plastics, gold, steel, aluminium and copper, which are mostly destroyed through shredding in developed countries.

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17
Jun 14

Entrepreneur Activity Highest Since Economic Crisis

GEM report also shows that 32,000 people started new businesses last year.

The annual GEM report also showed that 85pc of businesses surveyed expected to create jobs.

In addition, those who indicated that they are planning to start a small business in the next three years also increased significantly in 2013.

The report, which measures entrepreneurial activity, and is backed by Enterprise Ireland, Forfas the Department of Enterprise, also showed a narrowing of the gender gap.

There are now 1.4 times as many man as women who are business owners.

The report also showed that one in 10 are still having problems finding finance to keep their businesses going while informal investors continue to be a viital source of funding for small businesses.

And the rate at which entrepreneurs were discontinuing their businesses in 2013 to 1.9pc, compared with 1.2pc the previous year.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton welcomed the report.

“We have great entrepreneurs in Ireland – we just don’t have enough of them,” he said. “I am determined to ensure that we in Government continue implementing the changes necessary to support more start-ups – and ultimately create the jobs we need.”

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16
Jun 14

Student Entrepreneur Awards

Enterprise Ireland (EI)The Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards which are co-sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland, Intel, Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys and Grant Thornton,

are Ireland’s biggest and longest established student enterprise competition for third level student teams from the whole island. The competition is aimed at encouraging students into business as a career option. The substantial prize fund includes €30,000 in cash prizes and €30,000 in consultancy fees which are available for winners to help them make a serious start at making their idea a commercial reality.

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15
Jun 14

New McDonald’s Outlet to Create 60 Jobs

Sixty new jobs have been created at a new 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant on Dublin’s southside.

Some €2m has been pumped into the fast food eatery based in The Park, Carrickmines near the M50.

Rugby star Dave Kearney was on hand to officially open the new restaurant this afternoon.

This latest opening is part of the food-chain’s major plans to create 700 new jobs and open 12 new restaurants across the country by the end of next year.

“We’ve great confidence in where Ireland is going,” said James Perry, the owner of the restaurant.

“I think that things are starting to look brighter, there’s definitely a change in the confidence, and we want to be part of that growth.”

There are now 85 McDonald’s restaurants in operation nationwide.

The company claims to be the third largest multinational employer in Ireland with more than 4,500 employees.

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12
Jun 14

Young Start-ups are the Future Enterprise Ireland

The future of Ireland’s job creation lies in young start-ups, according to Enterprise Ireland.

The body is hosting the student entrepreneur awards in Cork today, where 450 students are presenting their business ideas.

Enterprise Ireland’s Tom Hayes said there was a lack of skills in certain areas, and that start-ups gave young people control of their own lives.

“Start-ups by their nature are high-risk, but many have gone on to be very successful,” he said.

“They’ve scaled and internationalised. Some have sold to multinationals and made a lot of money. These people are creating a very valuable ecosystem.”

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12
Jun 14

100 Jobs for Galway as US Software Company Arrives

SmartBear software is establishing its European headquarters in Ireland’s West, citing Galway’s lifestyle as major draw.

An American software company is to create 100 new jobs with the establishment of its European Headquarters in Ireland.

SmartBear Software is opening new offices in Galway, with the jobs coming on stream over the next five years.

The Massachusetts-based company delivers software solutions to more than 200 million people in over 90 countries worldwide and has offices in the US, Sweden, Spain and Russia.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD made the announcement this morning.

“We are excited about opening our European Headquarters in Ireland,” said Doug McNary, CEO of SmartBear Software. “We were impressed by Galway’s vibrant ICT cluster, pro-business environment and attractive lifestyle. This coupled with the support of IDA Ireland makes Galway the perfect choice for SmartBear.”

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12
Jun 14

TK Maxx to Create 90 Jobs in Dublin

Some 90 jobs are to be created with the opening of a new TK Maxx shop in Dublin today. Photo: BloombergFashion retailer TK Maxx has said it will vreate 90 jobs with the opening of a new of a new shop in Dublin today.

Fashion retailer TK Maxx has said it will vreate 90 jobs with the opening of a new of a new shop in Dublin today.

The shop, which is located in the Ilac shopping centre, will be the discount clothes retailer’s 17th Irish outlet and its fifth store in Dublin.

A typical TK Maxx store stocks an average 50,000 items with daily deliveries bringing up to 10,000 new items to store every week .

TK Maxx is also opening a new large store in Dundrum Town Centre. The Dundrum shop will be located in the ground floor of the office block occupied by the RSA Insurance Group (formerly known as the Royal and Sun Alliance).

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