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  • 100 jobs are being created in Galway at a global wedding planning company. 

    The Knot Worldwide is setting up an operations centre in the city. 

    Through its global wedding planning brands, The Knot Worldwide has more than 40 years of experience and has helped more than 40 million couples plan their weddings.

    The new roles will come on stream over the next few years and will include content writers, community forum support and customer support staff.

  • A medical laboratory company is to create 100 new jobs at its facilities in Galway City and Rosmuc.

    Complete Laboratory Solutions provides sampling and analysis for clients in the food, environmental, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

    CLS already employs almost 200 people between its facility on the Tuam Road in Galway and the facility in Rosmuc, where the company was formed in 1994.

    CEO Evelyn O'Toole explained that they're the largest privately-owned contract lab in the country, and are hoping to expand their overseas customer base.

    The 100 new jobs will be filled over a two year period.




  • 35 new jobs are being created in Galway by financial services firm PwC.

    Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday launched the company's new office at One Galway Central on Forster Street, which will allow PwC to double its workforce in the city over the next two years.

    Ken Johnson, Senior Partner and Assurance Leader at PwC Galway said it's a "strategic relocation" that reflects strong growth in the West.

    He said the company's expansion also gives graduates the opportunity to work and live locally, while having the benefit of developing a career in a global organisation.

    PwC provides financial services in 158 countries and employs a quarter of a million people worldwide.


  • 41 new jobs were created in the Mayo Gaeltacht last year, according to the Udaras na Gaeltachta end of year report, which was a net increase of 18 jobs compared to the previous year.

    At the end of 2019, client companies of Údarás provided 675 full- time jobs in the Mayo Gaeltacht.

    The biggest growth last year was in information technology services, manufacturing and tourism.

    During 2019, the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta approved new projects in the Mayo Gaeltacht that will result in the creation of 45 new jobs.

  • 45 new jobs have been announced at a Galway-based technology start-up firm.

    Joulica, which was founded in 2016 and is based in the Business Innovation Centre at NUI Galway, is planning to create 45 new jobs over the next 3 years.

    Joulica currently employs 25 staff, and is seeking experts in software, data analytics and business development to serve new product development opportunities in the US and Europe.

    The jobs announcement was made at the company's headquarters today by the Minster for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys.

    The development is supported by Enterprise Ireland.





  • 50 new jobs have been announced for Tuam.

    One of the town's biggest employers Valeo has announced a €44 million investment in its Research, Development and Innovation centre, and will employ a further 50 people.

    Valeo is the world's leading provider of driving assistance systems to car manufacturers.

    Valeo Vision, based in Tuam, specialise in the design and manufacture of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, such as rear view cameras, surround view and camera monitoring systems, pedestrian detection and automated parking.

    Galway East TD and Minister of State Séan Canney says this further investment in Tuam is great news for the town.


  • There's a jobs boost for Galway City this morning, as Triggerfish - Africa's most successful animation company - has announced it's to establish an animation studio in Galway.

    The project is expected to create 60 new jobs over the next 3 years.

    Triggerfish is behind a number of animated films and TV series.

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys has welcomed the news that Triggerfish have chosen to establish their first international animation studio in Galway, where they will join a list of award-winning indigenous and foreign animation studios already based in the city, and says "they will be a great addition to this thriving sector".

  • 83 new jobs were created in the Mayo Gaeltacht last year, according to Udaras na Gaeltachta's End of Year Review for 2018.

    This was a net increase of 9 new jobs on the previous year, and brings to 657 the number of fulltime jobs in Udaras client companies in Mayo.

    6 new companies were established in the Mayo Gaeltacht during 2018, with the support of Udaras, and 9 people are now employed in these companies.

    New jobs were also created in a number of companies, and during 2018, the Udarás Board approved new projects which will result in the creation of up to 119 jobs in the Mayo Gaeltacht in the future - in both established companies and in companies currently being founded.

    Meanwhile, there were 254 people employed on Social Employment schemes in the Mayo Gaeltacht at the end of 2018.


    A Canadian software company is to create 150 new jobs in Galway over the next three years.

    SOTI  -a provider of mobile device management solutions, is to begin recruiting imediately for 50 new jobs, with a further 100 jobs to be created over the next three years.

    The company, which was established in 1995 and has ten offices around the world, expects to employ over 1,000 staff by the end of the year.

    SOTI said it will use the Galway office to strengthen its presence in Europe as it targets new markets like retail, healthcare and field services.

    The company's founder and CEO Carl Rodrigues says Galway is an attractive destination to source talent, as it's already home to many Fortune 500 companies.




  • Claremorris-based company CBE has created 20 new jobs, as a result of continued growth in Ireland and particularly in the UK.

    The company, which was founded in Claremorris in 1980 with 3 staff initially, now has a presence in 12 countries and employs almost 160 people in designing and developing software applications for the retail and hospitality sectors.

    The 20 new jobs have been filled recently, but the company is expecting to continue to recruit more graduates, as their business continues to grow.

    CEO of CBE Séan Kenna told Midwest News that, despite the challenges of Brexit, the company has experienced almost 50% growth in the UK in the last year and a half, and is continuing to grow in Ireland and internationally.

  • Claremorris-based company Electric Skyline is creating over 30 new jobs in the West of Ireland.

    The company, which started in Claremorris in 2007 with just 4 people, now employs 50 staff and is one of the leading lighting specialists in Ireland.

    The firm provides public, commercial, sports and solar lighting as well as intelligent traffic systems, and is providing lighting throughout every county in Ireland.

    Electric Skyline is now recruiting over 30 more employees for a major new project they have been awarded, and the staff will be located in South Connaught and Munster.

    The new vacancies are for apprentices, electricians, Project Programmer & Process Manager and Project Managers.





    A Galway-based start-up company has hired 8 new staff at its Galway office in 2018, with plans to recruit a further 17 over the next 12-18 months.

    The expansion of PiP IT Global follows a successful fundraising exercise earlier this year, when they secured over €1 million from private investors and Enterprise Ireland.

    The company allows migrants living and working around the world, who are often denied access to backing facilities most people take for granted, to pay bills and transfer money overseas at a fraction of the cost and time taken by the more traditional international payment providers that currently dominate the market

    Ollie Walsh, CEO and co-founder of PiP iT says they are trying to remove the two main obstacles migrants face when transferring money – risk and cost.

    Mr Walsh explained that, when he moved to the UK in 2014, he found that as a migrant, it can take up to a year to open a bank account overseas.

    His company has now developed technology which will now allow people to go to a post office branch and lodge money into their bank at home at a fraction of the cost.

  • Online retailer Wayfair is to create 200 new jobs.

    The company has today marked the 10th anniversary if its European Operations Centre in Galway with the announcement of plans to expand its workforce across the country.

    The American e-commerce company sells furniture and home goods, and is expanding its team with the launch of a virtual workforce in Ireland, as well as new office-based jobs to keep pace with the rapid growth of its e-commerce business in Europe.

    Wayfair currently employs over 400 people in Galway.


  • 200 new jobs are being announced this morning for Galway City.

    US company Genesys, which specialises in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, is announcing the creation of 200 jobs at an event in Galway this morning.

    Earlier this year, the company bought out Altocloud in Galway.

    The decision of Genesys to acquire Altocloud and establish a new centre of operations creating 200 new highly-skilled tech jobs in Galway has been welcomed this morning by Galway-based Minister of State Séan Kyne.

    It's understood the new jobs are in high-end artificial intelligence research and development.

    Genesys, which makes and sells customer experience software, has more than 10,000 corporate customers in 100 countries, including some of the world's biggest tech firms such as BT, Microsoft, Oracle and Airbnb.


  • A global software company is establishing an Innovation Centre in Sligo, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.

    LiveTiles, which is headquartered in New York, has announced it will establish an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo to support the further development of its design and artificial intelligence products.

    IDA Ireland says up to 50 jobs will be created.

    The Minister for Business & Enterprise Heather Humphreys welcomed the announcement and says it’s a great vote of confidence in Sligo and the Northwest region.

    LiveTiles CEO Karl Redenbach says they’re excited about establishing a new centre in Sligo, as there’s an up-and-coming technology scene here, and they look forward to working with technology businesses, universities and Microsoft in Ireland to expand their AI agenda.



    IT solutions company Arkphire has announced plans to create 15 new jobs in Mayo.

    The news follows Arkphire's acquisition last year of CloudStrong - a specialist cloud solution provider based in Castlebar.

    Having consolidated the CloudStrong business into a new Cloud Services division within the enlarged Arkphire Group, this latest expansion represents an investment of more than €1.7 million over two years, and will support the growing demand for cloud technology in Ireland.

    Cloud computing enables businesses to securely access data from any location worldwide and from any device with an internet connection.

    Today's jobs announcement by Arkphire will bring the workforce in Castlebar to 27, to over 115 employees for the company in total.

    Arkphire is now hiring for a variety of roles including digital transformation consultants, cloud engineers, data analysts, support desk engineers and marketing.


  • There's a jobs boost for Sligo today, with the news that 80 new jobs are being created in Cork and Sligo.

    Capita Customer Solutions has signed a three-year contract worth 12 million euro with Electric Ireland to provide credit control and collection services.

    Capita currently employs 650 people and the new jobs will be based at the company's head office in Co Cork and a satellite operation in Sligo.

    The company offers a diverse range of services to clients in the Agriculture, food, telecommunications, travel, energy and media industries.


  • Galway is in line for a jobs boost, as a professional services firm is creating 800 jobs across the country this year.

    KPMG says it's expanding due to strong demand for its services in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway.

    The roles are in various areas of the business, such as tax-consulting, digital and cyber-security.

    Managing partner Seamus Hand says they'll be hiring both experienced professionals and graduates...

  • There's some good news on the jobs front today for both Galway and Sligo.

    Global software company HyperCurrent Ltd is establishing a Software Research & Development Centre in Sligo and intends to create up to 40 jobs over the next three years.

    The company is a subsidiary of Omni3Partners, and its understood its new R&D centre wlil be based in The Landing Space in Sligo  -which is operated by IDA Ireland, IT Sligo and Sligo County Council.

    Managing director of Omni3Partners Patrick Crago told Midwest News that they are in the process of the first round of hiring staff at present - slightly delayed but undeterred by Covid-19.

    He says they're focused on the gifted and educated Irish software engineering workforce.

    Meanwhile, financial services firm Fidelity Investments will create 100 jobs in Ireland over the coming months. 

    Most of the new positions will be for software engineers who will be based in Galway and Dublin.

    The company says the new workers will be taken on and trained, despite the ongoing restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19.

    The company currently employs over 1100 people in Ireland - all of whom are working from home since the start of the pandemic.

    Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology with Fidelity Investments, says they will be hiring for a range of jobs across their technology practises...

  • Galway-based companies Supermac's and the Só Hotels Group have announced the creation of 300 new jobs.

    Owned by Pat and Una McDonagh, Supermacs is to open 3 new outlets this year in Wexford, Waterford and Kinnegad with the creation of 200 new jobs.

    The company currently has 116 outlets across the country.

    100 further jobs will be created through the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Athlone Springs Hotel, the Castle Oaks Hotel in Limerick and the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise, which are part of the Só Hotel group also owned by the McDonaghs.

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys is today announcing the creation of 300 jobs, and has congratuled Pat & Una McDonagh on their achievements, saying it's especially pleasing to see an Irish company creating local jobs.