Food giant Nestlé has announced 95 new jobs and placements to Ireland, targeted specifically at young people.
It is part of the company's new Europe-wide initiative to improve youth employment.
The positions will be created over the next three years, and include apprenticeships, paid work experience and a graduate programme.
Nestlé's Country Manager for Ireland Deirdre O'Donoghue says more companies should play their part to tackle youth unemployment.
"We know that youth unemployment is a problem across Europe and particularly in Ireland," she said.
"Young people are in a catch-22 situation, they can't get experience without a job, or a job without experience."
"So companies like Nestlé need to help young people escape form this trap and offer them opportunities"