Nua Healthcare announces creation of 800 new jobs while Veolia adds 300 staff
Nua Healthcare, a private intellectual disability care service provider, has announced the creation of 800 new jobs over the next three years.
The jobs will be introduced through the planned development of the company's new residential and day care facilities. 300 of the new positions are expected to be delivered over the course of this year.
Minister of state at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, welcomed the announcement of the new jobs as Nua opened its newest facility at Glenview House in Kilmallock in Limerick.
"I am delighted to officially open Nua Healthcare’s newest facility in Limerick. Intellectual disability care is a key priority in the health sector and the services offered by Nua Healthcare in support of the HSE is invaluable in the Munster region and beyond.
"I welcome their commitment to, and investment in providing high quality services for both children and adults with complex support needs across the country and the job creation in local communities to meet these needs," Ms Lynch said.
The new roles are expected to span across several areas including social care, nursing, and administrative support staff.
Chief executive of Nua Healthcare, Edward Dunne, said the firm was committed to the growing demand in the disability secord.
"Our service model and approach has experienced huge demand over the past number of years and today’s announcement is a major step towards making our service more accessible to individuals nationally. The ability to do so is testament to the incredible work of our committed team and partners in such a specialist sector.”
Meanwhile, French environmental services group Veolia is to create 300 roles at ts Irish operation over the next five years.
The company supplies water, waste and energy management services to a range of companies in both the public and private sectors including Irish Water.
The jobs are in a range of sectors includiing water infrastructure and biomass energy, growth areas for the firm.