Jobs boost as three firms to hire 465 staff by early 2015
JOBSEEKERS have received a bank holiday boost with the announcement of 465 jobs in Dublin and Cork.
Business outsourcing firm Voxpro is to create 350 new jobs in Cork, while Tesco is hiring 65 staff at a new store in Dun Laoghaire.
In addition, US drug manufacturer BioMarin is expanding its Dublin office, creating 50 new jobs, after gaining European approval for one of its most promising drugs.
It will be recruiting senior accounting, finance, customer service and marketing staff.
Voxpro plans to hire 350 staff before December.
The jobs will be created at the firm's purpose-built Cork complex, working in back-office functions, including administration, accountancy and client support services.
The expansion may not be Voxpro's last this year as the Irish firm has enjoyed surging global demand for its specialist business outsourcing work recently.
Voxpro expects to expand its workforce from 500 to over 1,000 employees by early 2015. The company has operations in Dublin, Cork and San Francisco.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton confirmed the jobs announcement during a visit to Cork.
Mr Kenny said the announcements were further proof of the strength of Ireland's growing economic recovery.
"This is a great day for Voxpro, a great day for Cork and a great day for Ireland," he said.
Voxpro's client list includes Nest, TravelZoo and Google. It offers services in a dozen languages across four continents.
Meanwhile, the new Tesco outlet in Dun Laoghaire is its 146th store and brings to over 15,000 the total workforce employed by the retail giant in Ireland.