Munster received a boost with the announcement of 45 new jobs yesterday. About 25 were announced in Kerry, with a further 20 planned for West Cork.
Fexco, a Kerry-based payments and outsourcing group, has won a contract from Aer Lingus to provide centre services from now until Jan 2015.
Ger O’Sullivan, head of business services with Fexco, said the company was glad to be expanding the services it provided to Aer Lingus.
“I am delighted that Aer Lingus has chosen Fexco to meet their overflow call centre services requirements. Fexco provides a cost-effective and customer-oriented call centre service, staffed by a strong, qualified workforce,” he said.
Meanwhile, in West Cork, the first renewable energy centre will open this weekend and it is hoped it will create 20 jobs.
The jobs will not be immediately available, but it is hoped they will be created as the businesses grow and entrepreneurs take up residence in the business units.
Director of the West Cork Renewable Energy Centre, David McCarthy, said: “We are extremely excited to open the centre which will become a hub for future employment in the Munster region. Energy inflation and water rates is very much a hot topic at the moment and is something we want to educate people about in a bid to help them realise that there are ways of alleviating the future financial burden of water charges through water harvesting and other types of renewable energy solutions.”
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