A FIRM specialising in the marketing and manufacture of promotional products is to increase its workforce by 200.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement of the new jobs for Dundalk in Louth earlier this morning.
The International headquarters of National Pen in Dundalk currently services 19 markets outside North America.
It will bring the firm’s permanent workforce to 459 by the end of 2017.
“The creation of 200 new jobs at National Pen is fantastic news for Dundalk and the surrounding area and it demonstrates the company's commitment to Ireland,” Mr Kenny said.
“National Pen are a key export orientated company and announcements like this are a significant signal of Ireland's strengths as a location for investment - our people, our pro-business policies and our proximity to European markets. The Government, through our Action Plan for Jobs, will continue to prioritise measures which will build on the 3,000 new jobs being created by the private sector every month.”
The mail order firm was established in Florida almost 40 years ago, and opened its Irish facility in 1987.