IT and insurance sectors create 200 jobs
SOME 200 jobs in the insurance and technology sectors are to be created in a double jobs boost.
A US technology company will announce the creation of 100 new jobs today.
The US company is to establish a new technology centre as part of its international business in the north east of the country.
The company already has a small presence in Dublin. Minster of State at the Department of Communications Fergus O'Dowd will make an announcement today with the details.
The new jobs come as a double employment boost for the country as 100 new jobs were created in the insurance sector just last week as Chill Insurance opened a new retail shop.
The insurance company opened the new shop in The Square Shopping Centre in Tallaght and said the expansion of the retail side of the business is part of the company's commitment to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
This is the fourth retail outlet opened by Chill Insurance this month, where customers can get insurance policy quotes for cars, vans, household items, bicycles and health in a matter of minutes.
Chill's Insurance Chief Operations Officer, Ann Moylan said the Irish insurance market is healthy and growing.
"We know the Irish insurance market is buoyant and this is evident in the growth we have achieved over the past few years," Ms Moylan said.
She said by allowing customers access to the company's services through special retail outlets in busy shopping locations, lo-call services and the web, Chill has been able to increase market share and its workforce.
Chill Insurance is one of the largest independent insurance companies in Ireland.