Clear AV

Lisburn’s Clear AV to expand by 60 new jobs

Clear AV is to create 60 new jobs in Northern Ireland. The Lisburn firm installs technology at luxury hotels – mostly in London – and is currently working on around 45 different projects. These projects range in value from £10m to £100m in value, and clients include Claridge’s, the Hilton Hotel Group, W hotel and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. The new staff will triple the company’s workforce of 30.

Clear AV was founded 25 years ago. The company initially installed television aerials, but later expanded their services into contemporary technology. This includes hotel television and room systems controlled by an iPad computer tablet. In addition, Clear AV developed an automated lighting system for Claridge’s.

Clear AV technology developed in collaboration with Apple

Philip Dowds, Clear AV’s managing director said that the company uses technology to create “amazing experiences every day.” These include technology to create dramatic lighting, control temperature, music and immersive theatre systems.

“In the luxury commercial sector we install similar technologically complex projects that are controlled using a simple interface on a customised iPad that we have developed in collaboration with Apple. These devices function differently from a standard iPad and enable users to control every aspect of the room, from TV and audio to climate and access,” he explained.

The 60 new jobs should be created by 2020 as Clear AV expands its client base. The company will also be rebranding, said Dowds.

“We’re a hungry, ambitious and driven team who have been fortunate to work on some of the most prestigious commercial and residential projects in London – especially over the past three years or so. We are renowned for delivering complex, high-end projects on time every time. Our business has evolved in line with our sector and we are currently finalising an exciting re-brand.”

 

 

80 New Jobs Announced By Hutchinson Group In £4million Investment

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell has announced Hutchinson Group’s plans to create 80 new jobs at its Kilrea and Antrim sites as part of a £4.1million investment.

The plans, which are supported by Invest Northern Ireland, include recruiting additional skilled staff and purchasing new state of the art technology to allow Hutchinson to target new high value business in the automotive, aerospace and materials handling sectors.

Earlier this year, Hutchinson publicised its £3.2million investment in two new lasers and its new 60,000 sq ft, manufacturing site in Kilrea, signalling its confidence and commitment to growth.

Announcing the new jobs, Jonathan Bell said “Hutchinson is an ambitious and long established family business which has experienced steady growth in recent years. This latest investment in leading edge technology will significantly enhance the firm’s engineering capabilities and enable it to secure new business in its target markets.

He continued saying “The engineering sector accounts for a large proportion of manufactured exports from Northern Ireland. Hutchinson’s investment sends a clear signal to the advanced engineering sector across Great Britain and internationally that Northern Ireland has the skills and expertise to be a market leader.

Bell concluded by saying “The 80 new jobs, to be recruited over the next three years, will generate £1.85million annually in additional salaries and create valuable manufacturing employment opportunities in the Causeway Coast and Glens and surrounding council areas.

Financial Analytics Firm Numerix Is Creating 30 New Jobs

Software-based solutions company Numerix announces that 30 new jobs are being created in Dublin.

Numerix provides cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management.

The firm is recruiting people who have experience in the following positions, financial engineering, financial analytics development, as well as professionals in legal and accounting.

Numerix is looking to hire 30 high-skilled employees over the next three years. Numerix is based in New York, it provides asset solutions for structuring, pre-trade price discovery, trade capture, valuation and portfolio management of derivatives and structured products, for more than 700 clients and 75 partners across more than 26 countries.

Steven R. O’Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer & President of Numerix said: “We’re seeking a labor force comprised of high level professionals in the area of financial engineering, financial analytic development, quality assurance, quantitative first and second tier support, as well as personnel with backgrounds in legal and accounting domain knowledge.”

“Numerix is drawn to the qualified pool of employees in Ireland that will help the firm to meet its staffing needs and business objectives, specifically for research and development initiatives. In addition we will seek to expand our professional service group in Ireland which will be leveraged throughout the entire EMEA region to further support client needs and requests.”

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said: “Financial services is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen a strong jobs performance in this area. Last year as part of a drive to accelerate jobs growth we appointed Minister of State, Simon Harris who has been instrumental in driving an ambitious new financial services strategy which targets 10,000 extra jobs in Ireland.

“Today’s announcement that Numerix, a fast-growing innovative financial software company, is creating 30 extra jobs in Dublin is another welcome step along this road. I wish Steven and his team every success with this project.”

E-learning Firm Affero Lab Basing European Hub In Ireland

Brazilian e-learning company Affero Lab is setting up their European Headquarters in the capital.

Not only will their European operations centre be set up in Dublin, they’re creating 40 new positions too.

Affero Lab is the result of a merger of brazil’s two biggest companies in Corporate Education: Affero and LAB SSJ.

On the one side, Affero – with a unique portfolio and dozens of successful cases of technology solutions geared toward learning.

On the other, LAB SSJ – recognized for its classroom-based and blended solutions, which link training to results.

Affero Lab will be recruiting for roles such as, research and development, developing the company’s technologies in the areas of adaptive learning, gamification, mobile learning and data analytics.

They’ll also be hiring sales and support staff to respond to clients in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Fabio Barcellos, Affero Lab Chief Strategy Officer, said: “Affero Lab has identified Ireland as a leading innovation hub for e-learning companies and a source of first rate software and engineering skills.”

“The European Operations Centre in Dublin will play an essential role in Affero Lab’s internationalisation strategy, leveraging our investments in innovative products and technologies and supporting us to grow our revenues in new, international markets outside of Latin America. I would like to thank the IDA for supporting us to establish this operation.”

Pharmaceutical Firm Alexion Announce 200 New Jobs For Dublin

Pharmaceutical company Alexion are creating 200 new jobs in West Dublin.

Alexion are investing €450 million to expand their facilities at College Park near Blanchardstown.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening rare diseases.

The companies global supply chain and quality operations facility is based in Ireland.

The addition of another 200 staff over the four years, will bring their total Irish workforce up to 500 employees.

During the building phase, a further 800 construction jobs will also be created.

Speaking about the project, Alexion’s Irish executive VP for global operations Julie O’Neill said it: “further underscores our commitment to Ireland and is enabled by our ability to recruit highly competent and professional personnel”.

Tanaiste Joan Burton praised Alexion’s investment in Ireland saying the firm brings the “miracle of hope to parents of children who have life limiting and life threatening conditions”.

 

 

320 new jobs coming to Co. Armagh

Irish-based company Eishtec are creating 320 new customer service jobs in Craigavon, Co Armagh.

‘Eishtec is an outsourced contact centre providing tailored solutions to businesses,’ that focus on customer support.

During the next three years, they’ll be hiring up to 320 staff for a new centre opening in Northern Ireland.

Eishtec already have offices in Wexford and Waterford, employing nearly 1,100 staff. They provide customer and sales services, analytics and technical support to the UK Mobile network operator EE.

Eishtec’s Operational Director, Colm Tracey said: “The impetus to set up a third customer service centre was through increased demand from our core client, EE. However, our objective is to significantly expand our customer base and the Craigavon site will also service other clients and play a vital role as we diversify and grow our business.”

Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster, said: “When the new jobs are in place, they will generate over £5.5million in salaries. There are a variety of roles, including management and team leader positions. They will offer excellent training and employment opportunities to a wide range of people, from those with experience in customer service to school leavers and the unemployed.”

 

 

Three companies to create a total of 500 new jobs in Ireland

Following on from recent announcements that Ireland’s unemployment rate has fallen and its tax yield increased over the last three months, there was further positivity as 500 new jobs were created across three companies.

Ryanair has announced that it will generate up to 200 IT jobs in Dublin, specifically in the areas of technology, software development and digital marketing.

A further 200 were announced in the pharmaceutical sector as Alexion is to create 200 jobs in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin as part of an expansion of its Irish operations which will also include a €75m investment in a new global supply chain facility.

Finally, Pepper Asset Servicing also announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Dublin and Shannon. The company is looking to recruit financial services specialists and graduates.