Tech firm Voxpro to recruit up to 400 people in Cork as it opens bigger office
Pharma firm MSD to create 170 jobs as it opens second facility at Carlow site
Voxpro, the call-centre technology firm set up by Dan and Linda Kiely that was recently sold to Canada's Telus International, is to recruit up to 400 new people in Cork as it opens a bigger office there.
The company has also increased its headcount in Dublin, where it occupies offices adjacent to the docklands-based Point Depot.
The move will see Voxpro grow its headcount to 3,000 in Ireland and 5,000 globally.
"It's been an exceptional year of growth for Voxpro," said Mr Kiely.
Today’s announcement will see Voxpro’s total number of jobs in Ireland grow to 3,000 in Ireland.
Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys said that VoxPro is a "fantastic Irish success story".
"The expansion of the company from their Cork base into Dublin as well as internationally over the last number of years has been remarkable."
Meanwhile, pharmaceutical giant MSD is to construct a second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow which will lead to the creation of 170 jobs.
The new hub will focus on the production of vaccines and biologics, while the warehouse and laboratory services at the site will be expanded.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomed the news from the multinational pharmaceutical firm, that has been operating in Ireland for 50 years.
"The company has gone from strength to strength since first opening in Carlow in 2008 and it now employs more than 2,000 people across the country," he said.
MSD have announced a number of expansion developments in the last 18 months here including the €280m in its manufacturing facilities in Carlow and Cork, and a new biotech facility in Dublin.