Sunday 25 August 2019

CPL Resources to bring 3,000 Irish workers home while creating 160 new jobs

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton with CPL chief executive Anne Heraty at the jobs announcement. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton with CPL chief executive Anne Heraty at the jobs announcement. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Michael Cogley

CPL Resources, the country's largest indigenous recruitment and outsourcing firm, has announced the creation of 160 Irish jobs spread across its six offices.

The jobs, which include high value senior roles in global sales and digital, will vary across its offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast and Waterford, with no indication as to how many jobs will be in each location.

Speaking at the announcement with Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, CPL chief executive Anne Heraty, who recently scooped the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year award, said the jobs are a response to demand.

"There's been a strong uplift in business which is why we are hiring so many people. We work with both Irish and international companies, many of which are expanding, both in Ireland and abroad.

"It's clear that confidence is on the rise in Irish businesses. Earlier this month the European Commission predicted Irish GDP growth of 6pc, so most businesses are seeking to increase their headcount," Ms Heraty said. "As they grow, talent is becoming the key differentiator, and the best candidates are not always easy to find. This is particularly true for companies competing with disruptive, innovative tech companies who are very attractive to the young, talented and most technologically skilled people," she added.

Ms Heraty also spoke of the company's 'Bring Them Home' campaign, which aims to encourage emigrants to come back.

"The Irish market is vibrant and this is a welcome development for the many skilled candidates who moved abroad during the downturn. CPL is committed to bringing home 3,000 Irish workers from abroad in 2016. In coming weeks we will launch our Christmas 'Bring them home' campaign as we did last year. Our aim is to complement any governmental initiatives in this area."

The company's own Employment Market Monitor, which identifies staffing, recruitment and employment trends has recently recorded its 15 quarters of consecutive growth.

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