Jobs boost as four firms to create 250 new positions

More than 250 jobs are set to be created across the country in a range of different sectors after four separate companies announced expansion plans yesterday.

The largest growth plans were unveiled by KN Network Services, a partner of telecoms company Eir.

Eir said its partner company will recruit 100 staff, including polling crews, cabling technicians and fibre splicers over the coming three months as a result of the rollout of fibre broadband.

The jobs will be based nationwide and will bring the total number of Eir staff and contractors working on its broadband rollout to rural Ireland to 800.

Engineering design firm Biopharma Engineering detailed its intention to hire 70 additional staff in Cork and Dublin over the coming three years as it opened its first office in the capital. The company, headquartered in Cork, employs 80 staff.

Meanwhile, global nutrition group Glanbia has launched its 2017 graduate programme which create 50 new positions. The roles will be largely-based in Dublin and Kilkenny but with scope to work from the company’s overseas offices too.

The new positions will include opportunities for graduates in areas including accounting and finance, computer science and IT, digital media, engineering, procurement, supply chain, marketing, human resources and food, nutritional and agricultural science.

Further good news came courtesy of Toronto-based shopping search engine, Yroo which is to grow its Irish operations with the creation of 33 jobs over the next three years.

The company said hiring is “at an all-time high” with 450% growth since it was founded less than two years ago.

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