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7 companies set to hire across the island of Ireland

21 May 2021

From Ballymena to Westport, here are some jobs announcements from this week to keep on your radar.

We covered yet more hiring plans this week at Siliconrepublic.com, continuing the streak of new jobs announcements we’ve seen in May.

These seven companies are set to hire in locations including Dublin, Galway and Westport, with opportunities for data engineers, software developers, pharma professionals and more.


Coca-Cola is continuing its digital transformation plans with a new digital hub in Dublin. The hub is one of global network of six and will be based in Ballsbridge, creating 40 new roles in its first phase.

The company will be recruiting for roles across data engineering, software development, data analysis and more.


Payslip, a fintech company led out of Mayo, will create 150 new jobs across Dublin and Westport after securing €8.3m in funding.

Roles at Payslip will span customer success, tech support, software development, engineering and project management.

Neo Environmental

Scottish consultancy firm Neo Environmental is set to roll out five new jobs in Ballymena. The company will invest £300,000 in the region, where it already has operations but plans to move to larger premises to accommodate its expansion plans.

Knox Electrical

Also set to grow in Ballymena is electrical contractor Knox Electrical, which will be hiring for seven new positions. It’s investing £640,000 in the area to deliver specialist high-voltage installations for wind and solar farms across Ireland.

Skylark Control

High-growth tech start-up Skylark Control will hire two new employees at its hub in Belfast, where it is investing £70,000. New hires will help Skylark build on its new contracts across Ireland, the UK and Asia.


For those interested in cybersecurity, US company A-Lign announced this week that it is opening its first Irish office in Galway. The global security and compliance provider is set to hire for 40 positions in consulting and support over the next five years.


And finally, if you want to work at the forefront of Covid-19 vaccine development, Pfizer is set to hire 75 new staff in Dublin to boost manufacturing of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The new hires will be based at the company’s Grange Castle facility, which it said will soon start contributing to the global supply of the vaccine.

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Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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