Sunday 23 November 2014

Irish outsourcing firm creates 350 tech jobs

Published 02/05/2014 | 11:46

An Taoiseach, Enda kenny, TD speaks at the launch of the Local Enterprise Offices in Mullingar. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/4/2014
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, welcomed the Enterprise Ireland-backed employment boost

Business technology company Voxpro has announced the creation of 350 new positions at its Cork-based site.

The newly created positions will see the workforce at the outsourcing firm increase from 500 to 850 by the end of 2014 in a bid to support the company’s international growth strategy.

Recruitment of the multilingual, technical positions is already underway and the project is supported by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, who were in Cork today earlier today for the announcement, welcomed the substantial job creation.

Mr Kenny said that the continued growth of award-winning Voxpro is a “real Irish success story” and “great news for Cork”. “Voxpro is to be commended for winning business abroad to support jobs at home,” he said.

Minister Bruton added that the government’s jobs strategy is “our determination to support a powerful engine of Irish industry”.

“Voxpro, an Irish company which is winning business from some of the world’s leading multinationals, and using that to expand rapidly in export markets and creating jobs, is a great example of what we are trying to support with our plan. Today’s announcement of 350 new jobs is a huge boost for Cork, and I wish Voxpro every success with this project”, he said.

The company’s CEO, Dan Kiely, spoke on the “very significant day”. “When my wife Linda and I founded the company 15 years ago, we had a team of six people,” he said. 

“Today, we are Ireland’s leading exporter of Business Process Outsourcing, operating in 12 languages to over 100 indigenous and global organisations and we continue to expand at a rapid pace. We currently employ 500 people across our five sites.”

“Today’s announcement will see this figure increase to 350 people which puts us on track to over-deliver on our commitment to employ 1,000 people internationally by the end of 2015,” he added.

Voxpro delivers customer contact solutions on behalf of more than 100 companies and organisations worldwide including Google, Nest and Travelzoo.

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