August, 2010


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Aug 10

Minister Batt O’Keeffe announces graduate programme

THE MINISTER for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation has announced details of a new programme aimed at placing college graduates with export-led firms.

Batt O’Keeffe said the scheme would create job opportunities and boost exports.

Graduates 4 International Growth (G4IG) has been developed by Enterprise Ireland in association with the Smurfit Business School. Scheduled to run for 18 months, it will see 50 graduates securing six-month placements with Enterprise Ireland client companies locally. The graduates will then take part in 12-month placements in a relevant overseas market.

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Aug 10

Outlet store centre could create 500 jobs for Waterford City

WATERFORD City Council is considering a planning application for a major factory outlet centre that could create up to 500 jobs at a former pitch and putt course on the Cork Road in the city.

A spokesman for site owners, Parker Green International, yesterday said the centre will create 300 jobs during construction and more than 200 retail and supervisory positions when it is operational.

Factory outlet centres revolve around retailers selling surplus or end of season stock, often at a discount of up to 60% on the original recommended retail prices.

The proposed centre would include up to 34 stores.

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Aug 10

Google to create 200 new jobs in Dublin

Good news for job seekers in Dublin today as Google announces plans to create a new operations centre in the capital which will generate 200 new jobs.

The new centre will focus on the technology firm’s location based products such as Google Maps and Google Local.

Speaking about the jobs announcement, Google’s director of GEO operations in Europe David Martin said. “The Dublin operations centre will primarily focus on our geographic based products to ensure a great local experience for our users across Europe. We are constantly seeking to improve and further develop our location based products and Dublin will now be a centre of excellence for this activity,”.

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