Business outsourcing provider Abtran to create 350 jobs in Sligo
Abtran, an Irish business process outsourcing provider, is creating 350 new jobs in Sligo.
The jobs are being created across a variety of roles, and recruitment for the positions has already started.
This development forms part of a regional expansion strategy by Abtran in Ireland, with the North West region selected for the location of a major new operations hub.
Commenting on the announcement Pat Ryan, chief executive of Abtran, said that Ireland will continue to be a key part of the company's global growth ambitions.
"We also believe it is very important to support national and regional economic development wherever possible through the growth of our operations."
"Based on the skillsets identified for our business needs, we selected the North West region as the location for our new operations hub and we are very pleased to announce these news jobs in Sligo which will complement our overall high quality workforce."
Established in 1997, Abtran already employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin, Kildare, and Southern India.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humpherys T.D., described the announcement as a "tremendous day" for Abtran, Sligo, and the North West.
"The company's continuous innovation, market leadership and investment in high-quality resources have made this indigenous Irish business deeply competitive," Minister Humpherys said.
"The fact that they have chosen to invest in the North West to serve their business markets at home and abroad is a testament to the confidence they have in the region and its talented workforce."
The news was welcomed by Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon.
In separate news, Elevare, an Irish-owned on-site support services company, is to create 50 jobs, having recently experienced what it described as "significant" growth particularly in the social media and banking sectors.
Of the 50 jobs being created, 30 will be based in Dublin, while the other 20 are being created in London.
The company also today officially launched its London office to meet growing demand and to service existing clients that have UK operations.
In a statement today Elevare said that it has also been awarded a contract with Deutsche Börse Group, the financial market infrastructure provider, when they move to their new Irish headquarters at Navigation Square in Cork. In a contract worth €400,000 over three years, Elevare will provide Deutsche Börse Group with front of house security and reception services.
In the last 12 months Elevare has seen its turnover reach €4.2m and the company expects next year to be a period of "accelerated growth" saying that it expects its revenue to increase by 25pc.