Friday 28 July 2017

Company announces 100 new jobs after landing government contract

The unemployed got a boost in Cork yesterday with the announcement of 100 jobs.

Business services company SouthWestern, based in Clonakilty in west Cork, announced that it would create the jobs in administrative services this year.

Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith congratulated the company for winning a contract that would see it track farm animal movements for his department.

"We are delighted to have won this contract and look forward to working closely with the department," said SouthWestern CEO, Jim Costello.

SouthWestern provides business process services to public and private sector organisations including O2, the Injuries Board, and Irish Distillers.

Formerly part of the SWS Group, the firm already employs 450 workers in west Cork, and also has a base in Poland.

Irish Independent

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