Friday 23 March 2018 New Irish jobs in September

Almost 5,500 Irish jobs were recorded by in the month of September, one of the busiest periods for job creation so far this year.

Announcements were made in key sectors such as Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, IT, Construction and Research, with large corporations like EA Games and Google offering positions.

In a major boost for the region, Kerry Group announced 1,500 roles were to be created with the development of a €100m global technology and innovation centre in Naas, Co Kildare.

"We will bring significant career development opportunities and would assist in accelerating graduate and early career development," said CEO Stan McCarthy.


Christmas is the busiest time of the year in the retail sector and recruitment has already begun, making this the strongest sector this month, contributing nearly 1,400 jobs.

- 700 new jobs will be created at Argos with a possibility of some of them becoming permanent positions. Andy McClelland, national operations manager for Argos, said: "Christmas is our busiest period of the year so we always need extra help in our stores to ensure we can deliver great service to the hundreds of thousands of customers who shop with us at this time."

- Brown Thomas, Ireland's premier luxury retailer, confirmed 200 christmas roles in its flagship store on Grafton St.

- Marks and Spencer expect busy times in the run-up to Christmas with 440 vacancies on offer nationally.

Research and Development

- In what was one of the biggest announcements to date, Kerry Group unveiled an impressive 1,300 vacancies on Oct 9th for the creation of a global technology and innovation centre in Naas, Co Kildare.

- 30 new jobs are to be brought to the shores of Cork, it was announced today. Large US electronics firm, Hittite Microwave Corporation, has decided to base their research and development project there due to the abundance of research institutes and available talent.


The Finance sector followed sharpish, claiming almost 1,000 new jobs over a 2 week period;

- An announcement by PwC brightened the prospects of many a graduate across the country this week when the esteemed accountancy firm promised 280 grad positions nationwide.

"We also encourage excellent graduates from degrees other than finance who desire a progressive career in business to apply," said Carmel O'Connor, HR partner with the company.

- Job news from financial firm Northern Trust on Sept 20th gave graduates further reason to celebrate with the delivery of 400 highly skilled graduate roles in Limerick.

- Arvato Finance delivered their promise of 150 jobs by 2014 - One hundred were confirmed on Sept 20th for their new base in Dublin.


- Gaming giant EA Games announced 300 jobs in its centre in Galway in mid-Sept.

- Google's new cloud computing centre in Dublin, will create 30 new positions at the end of Sept. The news coincided with Google's announcement they had created 500 jobs here in the past year.

- Two days earlier leading market software firm Hubspot said they would create 150 new jobs when they opened their EU Headquarters in Dublin.

- Internationally acclaimed Aris Global, a software company involved in Life Sciences, have decided to expand its operations in Dublin with the creation of 50 new positions.

Customer Services

- SumUp set up their customer service centre in Dublin - creating 40 new positions mid-September.

"I am very enthused about the establishment of SumUp's Irish operation and I look forward to its growth and development in Dublin," said CEO Mr. Klein.

- PetSafe Europe's new head office in Dundalk will be operational from January and house a multilingual customer services centre with 60 jobs.


- Aspen, South Africa's largest producer of HIV drugs, announced 44 new pharmaceutical jobs to be created in CityWest, Dublin..


The €30m reconstruction of St Mel's Cathedral in Mullingar, a magnificent structure which burnt to the ground 3 years ago, will promise over 100 jobs.

The restoration contract has been awarded to a group of firms from Galway and Longford.

Bishop Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise said it was a "huge milestone on the journey back to restoration."

Green Energy

- Homecare Medical Supplies opened their new service centre in Mayo, providing decontamination and recycling services, and creating 40 jobs in the process.

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