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 […]

Jobs Expo Belfast

Jobs Expo Belfast to return to Stormont Hotel on 20th February

Jobs Expo Belfast, Northern Ireland’s leading jobs, employment and recruitment fair, is to return to the Stormont Hotel on Saturday 20th February, 2016. The event will show case jobs and opportunities to people with companies from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland further afield. The event is run by Careers Unlimited, an events and careers company. Jobs Expo also runs twice-yearly in Dublin and Cork, attracting tens of thousands of job-seekers each year. Those seeking to attend the Expo can register for FREE admission by clicking here. If you’re an employer and wish to exhibit at Jobs Expo Belfast, please contact Careers Unlimited at the details below. Careers Unlimited T: 048 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU-USA trade deal could result in 10,000 jobs for Ireland

A possible deal between the European Union and America could result in 10,000 new jobs for Ireland. The sector most likely to see the greatest increase, if the deal goes through, is the export sector. Reports suggest that if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is agreed upon, the Irish economy is forecast to have a 1.1% improvement. The TTIP will increase the export sector for three to five years, almost double what any other European Union country can expect. The study in to the trade deal, commissioned by the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton says that: “Because Ireland’s trade balance with the US is already very favourable, TTIP will in […]

Government of Canada announce overhaul of Temporary Foreign Workers Program

On Friday last (June 20), the government of Canada announced that there would be significant changes and restructuring of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). Changes There will be notable changes to temporary foreign workers’ work application procedures. For one, the TFWP will only include streams in need of government approval of jobs offered by Canadian employers. This will come in the form of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) – formally known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) – will be much more comprehensive than the outgoing LMO. In addition, there will also be new assessment criteria. While the LOM process classified workers based on their occupation, the LIMA […]

EY report predicts 2014 will be ‘milestone’ year in Ireland’s economic recovery

The Irish economy will continue its revival in 2014, with GDP increasing from -0.3pc in 2013 to 2.0pc in 2014. This is according to EY’s Economic Eye Summer 2014 report, which also forecasts that GNP will hot 3.3 per cent this year. A number of positive factors have contributed to EY’s forecast, including the country’s exit from the Troika bailout, its re-entering the international financial markets and its improved international credit rating. ‘2014 looks set to be a significant milestone in Ireland’s nascent economic revival – before now, the recovery has been two-track, with economic growth chiefly being driven by the export and FDI sectors,’ said Mike McKerr, managing partner […]