27/10/2011

Ireland Receives Job Boost

Four IT firms have announced what is being hailed as a significant jobs boost for Ireland with over one hundred jobs up for grabs.

It is understood, after a series of announcements, that up to 165 jobs will be created in Dublin and Galway by four separate companies.

Pivot Acquisition Corporation has announced its to build a shared services centre in Galway, creating 100 jobs by the end of next year.

The Canadian IT solutions provider said it is planning to build a high-skilled team at a centre of excellence to support their rapid international growth and expansion.

Twenty Five jobs are being created to the end of this year and up to another 75 next year.

Positions available include information technology, software development, finance, international customer support, process innovation, project management, and marketing operations.

The remaining 65 jobs are to be created across Dublin by another three firms: Engine Yard, Pinger and Commence Corporation.

Engine Yard is a US-based technology company which will create 30 high quality jobs in the next three years, with the potential for more in the future.

Pinger, which markets free texting and phonecall apps for smartphones, has announced it is creating 15 jobs over the next two years at a Dublin operation, which will manage the business across all territories except North America.

Finally Commence Corporation, which provides software for Customer Relationship Management, is also opening an office in Dublin - it will hire 20 people over the next two years.

Meanwhile the airline Emirates is holding four recruitment days in Ireland over the coming weeks in an effort to fill up to 4,000 cabin crew vacancies.

The first of the recruitment days begins this morning at the The Central Hotel in Dublin.

The others will be held in Galway, Limerick and Cork.

(LB/GK)

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