Firm to create 100 jobs in West Cork

A services company based in Clonakilty, Co Cork has announced today that it will create more than 100 new jobs this year.

SouthWestern provides business process services to public and private sector organisations in Ireland and internationally.

Headquartered in Clonakilty, SouthWestern employs in excess of 450 in West Cork and also has an operation in Poland. SouthWestern was formerly a part of the SWS Group.

Minister for Agriculture, Brendan Smith visited SouthWestern this morning to mark its success in winning a contract for the processing of bovine farm to farm movements and on-farm death notifications.

Thirty people are working full time on this scheme which is one of a number of projects which SouthWestern manages on behalf of the public service in general and the Department of Agriculture in particular.

Jim Costello, CEO of SouthWestern stated: “We take on the operation of tech-based administrative services for businesses in the private and public sectors.

“It means lower costs and improved performance for those businesses and it’s a model that has great potential in other parts of the economy. We are delighted to have won this contract and look forward to working closely with the Department.

“Projects such as this provide an example of cooperation between the public and private sector to mutual benefit.”

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