Two companies launch recruitment drives in Cork region

A Canadian software company which plans to create more than 100 customer support jobs in Cork over the next two years has announced an open recruitment event to fill the roles.

And recruitment is also under way at an engineering firm in North Cork following the official opening yesterday of its European headquarters in the refurbished former FCI plant in Fermoy.

OpenText, a leading information management firm which is expanding its global customer support centre operations in Cork, has invited job seekers to visit its offices at the Cork Airport Business Park tomorrow to explore their opportunities.

The company announced plans before Christmas to create 105 highly skilled roles over the two years as part of an investment in and expansion of its Cork operation supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The new Cork operation is one of three global customer support centres it runs around the world and will provide support for its flagship data products for the European and Middle East region, and global markets.

The company said it plans to fill senior management roles and recruit technical analysts with supporting language skills. Recruitment has been under way for several months but the company is now hosting an open recruitment event between 5pm and 8pm tomorrow to ramp up its expansion.

OpenText’s senior vice president of worldwide customer service, James McGourlay, said they were delighted to open their newest customer support centre in Cork.

“Cork met all of our requirements for expanding our business in the region: A strong talent pool, a growing technology ecosystem, and supportive public partnership,” he said.

“OpenText is committed to being a trusted partner to our customers, and having a local support centre in Cork will bring significant benefits to our European customers as they embrace a digital-first World.”

OpenText Corporation was established in 1991 and is headquartered in Ontario, Canada. It is ranked as the number one Canadian software company and is ranked 305 on the Global Fortune 500 list.

Meanwhile, Seán Sherlock, the minister of state with responsibility for trade promotion, officially opened the ABEC facility in Fermoy yesterday.

ABEC, which makes engineered process equipment for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry, acquired the 8,000 square metre former FCI plant earlier this year and has completed refurbishment works and started operations.

It is also providing direct services and support to customers in Ireland and Europe from Fermoy.

ABEC has more than 50 employees at the site and is still recruiting for a range of engineering, design, and manufacturing personnel. ABEC has also recently closed the previously announced acquisition of Kell Stainless Ltd in Kells, Co Meath, bringing the total number of employees in Ireland to well over 100.

IDA’s divisional manager of engineering, Brian Conroy, said it was great to see the ABEC project come to fruition.

“This company’s location in Fermoy will act as an important reference seller for other global manufacturers considering locating in regions here in Ireland, something that is an important focus for us,” he said.

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