Westbourne IT Global Services in Cork is to create 50 new jobs that will see its workforce more than double to 100 employees over the next 18 months.
The company plans to hire multilingual, technical roles for its IT global service centre.
“The Government is determined that 2014 will be the year of jobs and this announcement by Westbourne IT Global Services is a positive start for Cork and the local economy,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said.
“The expansion of this indigenous company is a great example of how Irish businesses can compete and succeed in global markets. Through the Action Plan for Jobs, the Government will continue to target support at growth sectors for jobs so we can build on the 1,200 jobs per week created in 2013.”
Westbourne IT Global Services is an indigenous company that operates from two facilities in Cork. The company provides secure and remote IT support to global users 24/7, 365 days a year.
This support varies from software installations to major incidents, all dealt with by the company’s networks, server/storage and infrastructure software teams.
Founded in 1994 as an IT product reseller, Westbourne IT Global Services has evolved and grown to become a global IT support services organisation working with a wide spectrum of multinational and indigenous clients across the life sciences, pharmaceutical and related sectors.
“Today is a very significant day for Westbourne IT Global Services. When I set up this company 20 years ago, I had a team of three people,” said CEO John O’Sullivan.
“We are now one of Ireland’s leading providers of 24/7, multilingual IT support, operating in seven languages to over 25 indigenous and global organisations. Today, I am delighted to announce that we are actively recruiting for 50 new positions for a variety of technical positions in five different languages. Our new team members will join a rapidly expanding team of talented professionals. We have ambitious plans for continued growth over the next five years and plan to expand our workforce to 350 employees by 2019.”
Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon said the State agency’s priority is to work in partnership with indigenous companies to support their plans for growth in global markets.
“Our focus is on providing our client companies with the support that they need to expand.”