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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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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

Three Firms to Create Jobs in Galway and Dublin

100 new Galway jobs will be in sales, marketing, finance and software developmentOne hundred new jobs are to be created in Galway by an American technology company.

SmartBear is to establish its European headquarters in the city.

The company, which makes software for software developers, has thousands of customers across the world.

Its products are used to develop applications and to ensure they run smoothly across multiple platforms.

The company’s new European headquarters will open in Ireland in the coming months.

Roles in sales, marketing, finance and software development will be filled over a five-year period.

The technology sector is seen by Government as a key growth area for creating employment.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has described the announcement as a significant boost for the west.

IDA Ireland said the company’s decision was further proof of Galway’s attractiveness for tech companies.

Meanwhile, IT project management company Daysha Consulting has announced an investment of €1.5m to support the expansion of its business.

The investment will result in the creation of 15 jobs over the next 12 months, bringing the total team to 40.

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7
Jun 14

Entrepreneur onto Sure Thing with Storage Tanks

Patrick Joy, founder of Suretank and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Photograph: Dara Mac DónaillSuretank has become the world’s largest manufacturer of tanks and cargo-carrying units– but it hasn’t all been plain sailing.

It has been a busy 12 months for Tipperary man Patrick Joy. He sold a 67 per cent stake in his company Suretank for €35 million, he was crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and he stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Louth-based manufacturer.

Suretank, meanwhile, established a new facility in Brazil, opened a new headquarters in Dunleer and secured a multimillion euro contract in the US.

Tomorrow, Joy will battle it out against company directors from more than 50 countries for the title of World Entrepreneur of the Year at a gala event in Monaco.

Whether he wins the award or not, he is a worthy recipient, considering he has built a €72 million-a-year company from scratch. The Irish-headquartered firm is the world’s largest manufacturer of tanks and cargo-carrying units.

Its trajectory to that position wasn’t all plain sailing for Joy though. Among the bumps along the way was a four-month period from November 2008 when no new orders were received.

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7
Jun 14

Review Site Yelp to Create 100 Jobs in Dublin

Yelp is an online business directory and a consumer review siteCEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman has described it as a landmark moment in the company’s history.

He also said the office will be the engine behind its European sales operation.

Recruitment for the jobs is already under way.

Yelp describes itself as a company that connects consumers to local businesses.

In the first three months of this year, 57 million reviews had been posted on the site, and 132 million people had visited the site.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is currently on a three-day trade mission to San Francisco, is to meet with representatives of the company today.

In addition to a trip to Yelp, the Taoiseach will also visit Google, Cisco, Tesla Motors and PCH International.

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5
Jun 14

New flights Could Land 300 Jobs

Passenger growth at Shannon Airport is set to have a significant benefit for LimerickUP to 300 new jobs could be on the way for the region with the announcement this week that Ryanair will operate five new Winters routes out of Shannon airport.

The airline is continuing a winter schedule with five of the routes which took wing for the first time in April – Berlin, Fuerteventura, Krackow, Warsaw and Paris.

And the low-cost carrier is increasing the number of flights between Shannon and Stansted from 12 to 14 flights per week in a move to capture more of the business flight sector.

Ryanair’s David O’Brien said that the budget airline took the decision to continue into the winter schedule with the routes because they are “very content with the way these routes are building”.

Pointing out that Ryanair has bases at 186 airports across Europe which are all aggressively seeking a bigger slice of the airline’s business, Mr O’Brien said that it was “an achievement” for Shannon to secure ten new routes in April and to have five extended into a consecutive season.

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5
Jun 14

Hewlett Packard to Create 100 Jobs at Galway Research Centre

Computer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.  File photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesComputer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.

The company made the announcement during the visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to its global head office in Palo Alto, California on his three-day investment mission to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The high-tech jobs will be created at a new cloud products and services research facility at Ballybrit which is being built and will be finished next year.Today’s announcement that HP is creating 100 additional jobs in Galway is a boost for Ireland and for the ICT [information and communication technologies] sector in particular,” said Mr Kennyduring his visit.

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5
Jun 14

500 Finance Jobs to be Created at New Hub on Old Smithwicks Brewery Site in Kilkenny

The city has failed to attract multinationals in recent years, other than US fund managing company State Street.

The latest promise of jobs comes as Kilkenny County Council told new councillors it has an ambitious €33m plan to transform the former Smithwick’s site in the city centre, which was given to the city by Diageo in 2012 for a nominal sum of €2.1m.

The council has also been in separate discussions with six other prospective firm which could create a further 500 jobs, the council said.

Councillors are expected to vote on proposals in the coming weeks but say they would need €33m investment from the Government, state agencies, the council and private partnerships.

Plans include a research centre for Waterford and Carlow IT, a new park and 180,000 sq ft of new office facilities, including the refurbishment of the former brew house for what is believed to be a financial services firm.

“The proposal to establish on the Smithwick’s site a major international services company with some 500 jobs is very advanced (though not finalised), with real prospects of a further 500 jobs,” county manager Joe Crockett told councillors.

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4
Jun 14

175 New Jobs at Sligo’s AbbVie Facility

175 New Jobs at Sligo’s AbbVie FacilityThe Taoiseach has welcomed the creation of 175 jobs in Sligo this afternoon following the expansion of the AbbVie manufacturing site in Sligo.

The company’s €85 million expansion was officially opened today.

The investment has also facilitated the creation of more than 200 construction jobs in the county.

The site in Sligo is involved in the commercialisation and manufacturing of new AbbVie pipeline products and is an important part of AbbVie’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing strategy.

AbbVie, which was launched as a stand-alone company in 2012, has located three of its 15 global primary research and manufacturing facilities in Ireland, all of which manufacture portions of AbbVie’s top 20 products.

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