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Posted 30th August 2017
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300 New jobs for Limerick
Adare Manor has announced 300 new direct jobs at the resort, bringing the number of personnel employed to over 350 people. The resort will be seeking to recruit personnel for these positions over the next couple of months.
Adare Manor has been undergoing major refurbishment and construction works for the past 12 months to enhance all areas of the resort and is on schedule to open in Q4 2017. Currently, there are 670 construction employees working daily on this restoration, refurbishment, expansion and golf course re-design project.
Welcoming the 300 new jobs Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor said:
I am delighted to be here in Adare today for this great news story. The creation of 300 new jobs, following on from over 600 construction jobs during the refurbishment works, is a huge boost for Co. Limerick and the wider Mid West region. It’s also great to see the Adare Manor Resort being redeveloped, given the importance and benefit of tourism to the region.
It is estimated that the resort will contribute in excess of €15 million to the local economy annually.
For further information on the positions available and complete the on-line application and assessment process at: https://adareamanor.talentplushire.com/jobs/
13% decrease in professional job vacancies in February when compared to January 2017.
Millennial effect shows 4% more professionals seeking job opportunities in February compared to January 2017.
FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin | Industry & Business
Posted on 23 March 2017.
Dawn Farms investment in Innovation to create 150 jobs
Posted on 24th February 2017
Leading Irish food exporter to enhance its Meat Science and Innovation Centre at Naas, Co Kildare
Dawn Farms, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of cooked and fermented meat ingredients to international foodservice chains and food manufacturers has announced plans to create 150 new jobs over the next five years. The investment by Dawn Farms which will amount to over €25m over the period is focussed on enhancing the company’s R&D capabilities at its Meat Science & Innovation Centre in Naas and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
Ricoh announces 110 jobs and €6.5M investment in new Irish HQ
Posted on 23rd February 2017
New jobs will more than double Irish staff base to 190 in next three years
A separate 30 jobs were created in the last 18 months, bringing current staff base to 80
Investment reflects consistent revenue growth for Ricoh Ireland, which aims to almost double revenues to reach €32M in next three years
New 4,200ft2 facility showcases best in technology and focuses on employee engagement and digital transformation
Ricoh Ireland today announces the opening of its new Irish headquarters on the back of a €6.5million investment. The HQ will welcome an additional 110 team members over the next three years as Ricoh looks to grow its Irish business to 190 people by the end of 2019. The jobs and investment were announced at the official opening of the new Irish base in Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, in the presence of Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation. which specialises in print, document management and visual communications solutions. It has global revenues of more than €18 billion. Ricoh has been operational in Ireland since 1980.
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD). For For further information, please visit www.ricoh.ie
Published on Wednesday 15th February 2017
500 new jobs for Dublin
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor announcing 500 jobs at Indeed
Indeed, the world’s largest job site, today announced expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, adding 500 new employees over the next two years.
The company has already started recruiting for sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles, which will help companies across EMEA to maximise the return on their recruitment spend, while continuing to offer the best job search experience for jobseekers. The announcement demonstrates Indeed’s ongoing commitment to Ireland and the successful role Dublin has played as Indeed’s EMEA HQ for the past five years. Supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the IDA, Indeed opened its Dublin office in March 2012 and currently employs a team of 530 people in its St. Stephen’s Green office.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said:
I welcome today’s announcement of 500 new jobs by Indeed. Their staggering growth since their establishment in Ireland in 2012 is a fantastic endorsement of our strengthening economy and is a reflection of the benefits of doing business in Ireland. The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2017 aims to keep Ireland competitive to new investment by EMEA HQ’s such as Indeed. Ireland will remain a central and committed member of the EU and the Single Market and growing dynamic companies like Indeed can rest assured we will work continually to promote the opportunities of the European Single Market.
The Action Plan for Jobs is a whole-of-Government initiative under which all Government Departments and Agencies work together to deliver on the agreed action points for each year. This is the Action Plan for Jobs 2017:
27 January 2017
130 jobs announced this week
|Almac Group||Louth (Dundalk)||100||The pharma company has announced the creation of 100 new jobs over the next two years after securing new premises in Dundalk to support its ongoing global expansion plans.|
|Eason||Dublin & Limerick||30||The retailer is opening two new stores as part of a €2million investment creating 30 jobs.|
20 January 2017
473 jobs announced this week
|Tech Mahindra||Dublin||150||The IT services company is set to create 150 jobs by 2020 after the opening of a centre of excellence in Citywest, Dublin. The new jobs will be for engineers.|
|InsideSales||Dublin||120||The sales lead management company plans to create 120 new jobs over the next three years as part of its expansion into Ireland.|
|BRNG Neon Holdings Limited||South and East||60||The renewable energies joint venture will create 60 new jobs in operations and maintenance at 23 new solar projects by 2020.|
|Evo||Dublin (Dun Laoghaire)||50||Card payment service provider is to create 50 new jobs which are expected to be filled this year.|
|Nostra||Dublin||50||The ICT company based in Lucan has announced 50 new jobs over the next three years. Recruitment to begin immediately with roles in computer engineering and sales.|
|Steeltech Sheds Ltd.||Galway (Tuam)||43||The manufacturing company will hire 43 new staff in 2017 after the announcement of a major investment of €5 million over the next 3 years.|
13 January 2017
287 jobs announced this week
|IQ Pharmatek||Tipperary||200||The pharma company has announced the creation of 200 jobs in Clonmel following the opening of a new facility next month. 100 new roles to be created in 2017 with a further 100 to follow in 2018.|
|Overcast||Dublin||70||The tech company has announced plans to hire 70 new staff over the next 3 years.|
|Top Oil||Cork||17||17 new jobs have been created at the opening of a new filling station in Cobh Cross. This marks the first in a series of investments by the company in the coming year.|
Nua Healthcare with 800 jobs for Munster
Private intellectual disability care service providers Nua Healthcare announced in January it is to create 800 jobs over the next three years through the planned development of new residential and day care facilities across Munster.
The Irish Defence Forces to recruit 1,450
In April, the Defence Forces announced plans to recruit 1,450 personnel over the next two years, with 600 this year and a further 850 inductees in 2017.
An Garda Síochána recruitment programme
A new accelerated Garda recruitment programme was announced in September which will see 800 Gardaí recruited next year and 3,200 on a phased basis over the next four years.
GE Healthcare to construct new factories in County Cork
In September, biopharma company GE Healthcare announced plans to construct four new factories in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork creating 500 jobs by late 2018.
500 new jobs for Dublin at Amazon
During the summer, Amazon announced plans to hire data centre technicians, software engineers and customer support staff, among others at a number of Dublin facilities.
500 jobs nationwide at TTM Healthcare
Back in January of this year, TTM Healthcare announced plans for an expansion creating 500 new jobs in the next five years nationwide. The new roles will mainly be for nursing professionals, social care professionals and allied health professionals.
120 New Jobs for Limerick (February 2017)
120 new jobs are being created at Virgin Media’s National Customer Experience Centre at Roxboro in Limerick bringing staff numbers to 400. In a further major boost to the local economy, Virgin Media is also expanding its superfast fibre broadband network for homes and businesses in the region.
Virgin Media is growing its Irish workforce to meet demand for its superfast broadband, TV, phone and mobile services. The jobs are being created directly and together with partner Sitel with all new positions based in Virgin’s high-tech Customer Experience Centre in Roxboro.
The new positions are being filled immediately and are all full time including customer care specialists handling billing and sales plus a number of specialist back office finance roles. Virgin Media have also confirmed they will expand their network footprint in the mid-west region with a plan to connect 10,000 more homes and businesses to their superfast broadband network when the upgrade is completed.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said:
This is a very welcome development for Limerick and it underpins the city’s track record as a hub that can deliver strong results for high tech multinational companies like Virgin Media. Today’s announcement follows a succession of quality job announcements for Limerick and further demonstrates the city’s proven track record in attracting companies of this nature. Virgin Media has consistently been one of the biggest employers in Limerick and I commend them for this jobs decision and their continuing investments in the Mid-West.
Action Plan for Jobs 2017 targets 45,000 new jobs
Minister of State Pat Breen, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister of State John Halligan at the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 launch
Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor today launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 at the offices of NDRC.
The target is to support the creation of 200,000 net additional jobs by 2020. There are nearly 190,000 more people employed now compared to when the first Action Plan was launched in 2012, surpassing the original target of an additional 100,000 jobs by 2016.
A significant consideration in drawing up the Action Plan for 2017 was Brexit and the changing global trading environment. This year’s plan is at the core of the government’s response to the huge challenge these pose for.
The APJ 2017 is the first opportunity to set out a Whole of Government response to the volatility in the international trading environment.
In addition to Brexit, there are specific actions on:
- An Export Finance Initiative, working with the Department of Finance/SBCI to roll out new support to export orientated SMEs, with a pilot in 2017
- Innovation 2020 – targets include €600 million in new RDI investment by FDI enterprises. EI to support 100 significant RDI projects and support for 850 enterprise-led collaborative projects
- Workplace Innovation, with a toolkit to be launched for employers and employees to engage in workplace innovation and a pilot programme roll-out
- Retail Support Programme with training developed to support retailers to scale up their online trading activity and expand into international markets
- Launch of a Design4Growth initiative in regions
- Launch of a competitive Start Fund for female entrepreneurs
- Development of a whole of Government approach to realise opportunities in the digital economy across all sectors, including a stakeholder summit in Q1
- A combination of measures to support senior entrepreneurship, get women back to work and for long term unemployed
- A ‘Think Small First’ SME test for new regulations to reduce red tape.
Speaking at today’s launch, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said:
We need to build our trading resilience and we will help our ambitious enterprises diversify their markets, with a significant increase in Ministerial-led trade missions in 2017. We will remain vigilant to external changes with potentially significant implications for our economic well-being, and we will be agile in anticipating and responding to them.
Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said:
This year’s Action Plan has never been more important, with Brexit and other challenges in our external trading environment. I am convinced that the effective delivery of the Action Plan can support the creation by business in all sectors and regions of an additional 45,000 jobs in 2017, towards our target of achieving full employment and an extra 200,000 at work by 2020. The Action Plans for Jobs have proved hugely successful and the whole-of-Government approach adopted has supported the creation of an average 40,000 jobs each year since the Plan was introduced.
According to CSO figures announced on Tuesday, the monthly unemployment figure for January 2017 is down to 7.1% from 8.5% in January 2016, the lowest since 2008. Employment is up by an average 10.6% across the country and over 2 million people are now at work.