Almost 1,500 jobs announced in scorching July display

29 Jul 2016

After a significant slowdown in jobs announcements following the gradual creation of Ireland’s latest government, the STEM scene is back on form with almost 1,500 new roles announced in July.

With the likes of Pfizer, Sigmar and CoreHR leading the way, 1,493 jobs were announced in total. These jobs represent a fine spread around the country seeing Cork, Galway, Kerry and Waterford joining Dublin in the good tidings.

Yet the announcements of jobs in Ireland continue to be led by the capital. In Dublin, Pfizer’s 350 jobs come after its efforts to merge with Allergan as part of a $160bn merger were scuppered earlier this year.

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The company has filed an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a two-phase expansion at its Grange Castle facility which will see it add a further 34,500 square metres in total as part of an investment worth at least €300m.

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Going for a more scenic route, software company CoreHR announced the creation of 300 positions spread throughout its offices in Dublin and Kilkenny, and its headquarters in Ballincollig, Cork.

Founded in 1982, CoreHR specialises in cloud-based human capital management and payroll software for companies including Primark and, coincidentally, Pfizer.

Times are always good when recruiters are recruiting, with Sigmar’s decision to add 150 to its currently 120-strong team by the end of 2018 notable. Looking to hire in Cork, Galway, and Kerry, as well as at its Dublin base, Sigmar will fill the first 50 of the 150 total jobs by the end of this year, with an additional 50 each year until 2018.

Honing in on Galway, some 60 jobs are to be created in Loughrea, by subsidiaries of Portuguese multinational Mota-Engil, which is establishing its UK and Ireland HQ in the town. The IDA-supported investment will see waste and water company Glan Agua and engineering company MEIC open offices in the town. This complements DiaNia Technologies’ decision to create 20 jobs over the next two years in the same area, having raised €2m in funding to create catheter-based devices.

Complete list of jobs announcements for July:

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By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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