Communications


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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24
Apr 14

PhoneWatch Expands Operations in Ireland with Creation of 230 Jobs

PhoneWatch expands operations in Ireland with creation of 230 jobsIreland’s largest home security company has announced that it is to expand its operations in Ireland with the creation of 230 new jobs in the roles of engineering, sales and operational areas of the business.

With recruitment getting under way immediately, the company, who currently employ 150 people in Ireland, will be looking to set up a number of new offices across the country in Dublin, Cork and up to ten other regional centres.

The company was previously Eircom’s home security division, Eircom PhoneWatch, but was purchased in 2013 by Norwegian company Sector Alarm Corporation, the second largest home security company in Europe with over 1,000 people employed in Norway, Sweden, Spain and Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said: “A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is delivering a regional spread in job-creation, and we have seen significant progress on this in the past year with jobs now growing in every region of the country. Today’s announcement that over 200 jobs will be created in 12 regional centres is a further boost in this. I congratulate PhoneWatch and Sector Alarm Corporation on this new investment”.

Eoin Dunne, managing director of PhoneWatch also added: “We are establishing a regional office network to bring us even closer to our customers and to enable us to deliver an enhanced and superior service to our customers. Our strong regional presence will also be strategically important to us as we introduce innovative new products and services to the Irish market and continue to grow our business here”.

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28
Mar 14

Vodafone Ireland to Hire 113 New People

Vodafone Ireland is expanding its workforce with the creation of 113 new jobs.

The positions will come on stream in the next year across its business, with 57 new permanent posts, five graduate recruits and 51 contract roles.

The company is recruiting for positions in customer service, technology and networks, HR, finance and sales and marketing.

Vodafone currently employs 1,100 people in Ireland.

The CEO of Vodafone Ireland Anne O’Leary says the company is recruiting to meet increasing customer demand.

“Recruitment is starting immediately,” she said. “The jobs will involve people across – technology, networks, customer service, marketing and sales.”

She said the expansion is being driven by increasing demand for mobile and data services.

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28
Jan 14

British Sky to Create 800 Dublin Jobs.

British Sky to create 800 Dublin jobsThe jobs will be created over the next two years at a new Sky customer service centre in Dublin to serve the Irish market, the company said in a statement.

British satelite broadcaster Sky is to create 800 jobs in Ireland, in a boost to a country which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the European Union.

The jobs announcement was one of the biggest by a single company in Ireland since its economic crisis took hold.

Bailed out by the EU/IMF in late 2010 and midway through a punishing eight-year austerity drive,Ireland recorded an unemployment rate last year of 14.2 percent, its highest since 1993 and more than three times the level of 2007.

The jobs will be created over the next two years at a new Sky customer service centre in Dublin to serve the Irish market, the company said in a statement.

Sky, which employs over 18,000 people across the UK and Ireland, plans to create a total of 1,300 new jobs in the UK and Ireland over the next two years, the statement said.

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24
Oct 13

Irish Call Centre Expansion Creates 250 Jobs

Call centre company Eishtec is to create 250 new jobs at its sites in Co Waterford and Co Wexford over the coming months.

The company was developed less than two and a half years ago after the closure of Talk Talk in Waterford in 2011.

Starting just nine employees, the firm has grown significantly and currently employs 700 staff.

The customer contact provider recently won a contract to provide smart phone technical support in Britain and is therefore increasing its staffing numbers.

Supported by Enterprise Ireland, the project’s recruitment drive has already begun and the positions are expected to be filled by next summer.

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26
Sep 13

NDRC Receives €17.5m further State investment – 50 New Jobs.

NDRC receives €17.5m further State investment – 50 new jobs on the way this yearIreland’s National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) is to receive a new investment of €17.5m from the Department of Communications.

The research and start-up accelerator is credited with enabling start-ups to create 250 jobs in the last five years and at least another 50 jobs will be added by the end of this year.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte, TD, announced this latest investment this morning upon the publication of the NDRC’s annual report.

The report details that the market capital value of ventures emerging from NDRC increased by more than 100pc in 2012. It is projected to reach €91m by the end of this year.

The report reveals cumulative follow-on investment for NDRC spin-outs trebled in just one year, from €5.7m in 2011 to a total of €16m by end of 2012.

Projecting to the end of 2013, cumulative follow-on investment is expected to at least double again to reach a total of €32m.

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25
May 13

Good news everyone! Irish technology firm to create 70 new jobs

Cubic Telecom LogoThe Irish technology firm Cubic Telecom is gearing up to create at least 50 new jobs for Ireland with the remainder being stationed across the world.

It’s great to hear that a new company is setting up shop in Ireland and setting up a few jobs in the process, but it’s even better to hear that an Irish company is looking to recruit.

Cubic Telecom was founded in Cork back in 2008 and according to the tech gurus over at Silicon Republic, ‘the company’s technology effectively provides anytime, anywhere in the world voice and data coverage for device owners by turning a SIM chip into its own operating system’. Sounds pretty complicated if you ask us.

At least 50 new jobs will based at the company’s Sandyford HQ in Dublin with the remaining 20 being based all around the world.

The jobs come thanks to a $5.2m investment from US telecoms tech giant Qualcomm, ACT Venture Capital, TPS Investments and Enterprise Ireland. At least there’s finally, some decent news on the jobs front.

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18
Nov 12

Irish mobile software player in breakthrough deal with China Telecom – 70 new jobs on way

Irish mobile software player in breakthrough deal with China Telecom – 70 new jobs on way

Irish mobile software player in breakthrough deal with China Telecom – 70 new jobs on way

Representatives of China Telecom; Don Corbett, CEO, Live Mobile; and representatives of local Chinese Government Shaanxi Province

Mobile software company Live Mobile – previously known as Mobile Minder, has struck a lucrative deal with one of the world’s biggest mobile operators, China Telecom, that will see the company create 70 new jobs in Ireland and China. The deal will see its cloud service deployed in China to protect millions of children by turning their smartphones in to a child safety device.

The 70 new jobs will be divided between Dublin and Shanghai. About 20 jobs will be based in Ireland in software development and the remaining 50 jobs will be based at the vital Xi’an Hi-tech City outside Shanghai.

The success of Live Mobile is particularly striking as the company is just one year old.

Speaking with Siliconrepublic.com, CEO Don Corbett explained that the massive deal, enabled through a local partner in China, came after a number of months of negotiation with China Telecom.

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2
Oct 12

Radio Systems Corporation To Open New Offices In Dundalk

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has announced the opening of a new European head office in Dundalk by global pet product innovator and manufacturer Radio Systems Corporation.

The opening of the new office follows on from comprehensive market research and evaluation and will result in the creation of 56 new jobs over the next three years. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

From January 1, 2013 Radio Systems PetSafe Europe Ltd will be fully operational and will base its European multilingual customer services centre, finance, order management, supply chain and human resources departments in Dundalk. Of the 56 jobs being created over the next three years 25 will be hired for by end of December.

Making the announcement Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD said: “A key part of the Government’s plan for jobs and growth is deepening and developing the impact of multinational companies here, particularly in regional locations. Today’s announcement that Radio Systems Corporation is establishing a new operation in Dundalk with the creation of 56 jobs is great news and marks another good investment for the North East. By continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs we can accelerate the transition currently underway in the economy and create the jobs and growth we need.”

Radio Systems has appointed David Verdon as a European Operations Manager to set up and lead the European head office in Dundalk.

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26
Aug 12

Call centre service firm announces 60 new jobs

A Cork firm that provides call centre services to high-profile business customers has begun recruiting to fill 60 jobs.

Zevas Communications, with headquarters at Monahan Road, Cork city, is hiring staff to work on its contracts with Airtricity, UPC and other customers. Zevas, which was set up in 2001, provides services including telesales, online sales and debt-collection services.

Director Ronan Murphy said service outsourcing was a major growth area.

“Larger type companies want to keep their capitals costs down so what they tend to do is outsource to companies like us,” he added.

“We can deliver sales, customer service and technical support effectively cheaper than they can do it in-house themselves. We provide full training for everyone that comes in. We bring them up to Fetac level 5 – they learn a very healthy skill set.”

The company has branches in Spain and in the US.

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