A CALL centre company is to create another 250 jobs in the south east.
Eishtec, the Waterford-based customer contact centre, is to take on the new staff over the next 10 months in a major investment at a new site in Drinagh, Co Wexford.
The company already employs 400 people at the Cleaboy business park in Waterford.
Brian Barry, one of the co-founders of Eishtec, said: "We are particularly encouraged by this growth because in January 2012 we announced 250 jobs for Waterford and, based on delivering strong performance to date, we have been able to grow beyond that figure to 400."
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said Eishtec should be seen as a role model for Irish business.
"This is an Irish company founded by three former employees of a multinational, winning business in a highly competitive market, and growing employment in a part of the country which has suffered from high levels of unemployment," he said.
The company was set up by Heather Reynolds, Brian Barry and Colm Tracey in May last year with nine employees after the closure of the Talk Talk centre.
The new jobs have been announced following Eishtec's success in securing an expansion to an existing contract with EE, the company behind the UK telecommunications brands Orange, T-Mobile and EE.
EE is a new brand that has recently launched the UK's first mobile superfast 4G network.
Eishtec is now recruiting for service and technical support roles, and provides all training.