Sunday 25 September 2016

Jobs boost as Eir, Yroo, Glanbia and BioPharma create 250 new jobs

Published 22/09/2016 | 07:13


Ireland has received a jobs boost this morning after four companies announced they will be adding to their Irish workforce.

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The State's biggest telecommunications company Eir is to add 100 new jobs here as the firm ramps up its operation for further roll out of its high-speed fibre network.

The jobs, which are spread across areas including polling crews, cabling technicians, and fibre splicers, will be dotted across the country.

Eir strategic supplier KN Network Services will recruit the staff and expects to fill the majority of the roles over the next three months.

Open Eir managing director Carolan Lennon said the partnership with KN is a critical component of the company's broadband investment programme.

"Not only is our partner KNNS playing a key role to ensure that we deliver our broadband solutions to communities right across the country as quickly as possible, they are doing so in a way that supports the local economy by recruiting staff from rural Ireland."

Meanwhile shopping search engine Yroo is to create 33 new jobs over the next three years as it looks to grow its Irish base.

The company is adding staff to its Dublin office in order to build out its global operations through customer support for over 35 countries.

As well as customer support the Irish base will be responsible for management and international sales, as well as business and marketing software development.

“We’ve seen such a rapid adoption in a very short period of time because we’re finally able to give users the tools to easily find exactly what they want – at the right price, from the right merchant – to take the frustration out of online shopping,” said James Cunningham, CEO of Yroo. “We believe that Ireland is the right place for us to be in order to continue to break new ground and grow well into the future.”

Elsewhere BioPharma Engineering is to add 70 new graduate jobs in both Dublin and Cork, primarily in the areas of engineering and project management.

The Cork-headquartered firm has doubled its workforce over the last year and a half and is looking to add more with the latest investment.

BioPharma co-founder John O'Reilly said the firm's new Dublin office allows it to service its clients better.

“Our company has delivered capital projects worth more than €500 million for our clients and we continue to scale in terms of markets, capabilities and ambition."

In addition, nutrition giant Glanbia said it would create 50 new jobs via the launch of a new graduate recruitment programme.

Jobs are available in areas including accounting and finance, computer science and IT, and digital media.

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