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.
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:
- Pfizer Grange Castle expansion to create up to 350 jobs
- Cork-based CoreHR to create up to 300 positions across Ireland
- Legal outsourcing firm bringing hundreds of roles to Dublin
- Sigmar adding 150 new roles to its recruitment team
- 16 Fingal start-ups to create 64 roles after €260,000 LEO funding
- 60 positions for Galway as Mota-Engil establishes UK and Ireland HQ
- Internet of things mastermind PTC to create 50 R&D jobs in Dublin
- 50 positions for Dublin as financial services firm DMS expands
- Compliance & Risks expansion will bring 50 new roles to Cork
- Sanofi bringing 40 new roles to Waterford site
- An Spidéal-based Proxy Biomedical adding 35 jobs, €3.5m investment
- Edgescan hiring 30 in Dublin amid cybersecurity boom
- VT iDirect to create 30 new roles at R&D centre in Killarney
- DiaNia Technologies to create 20 roles in Galway after €2m funding
- Kildare boost as Endress+Hauser announces new international hub
- Data centre consultancy firm TLM bringing 12 positions to Dundalk
- Software engineers Crossvale to create 12 jobs at new Belfast centre
- Ve Interactive sets up shop in Dogpatch Labs, brings 10 positions
- Kaseya creates 10 tech roles in Dublin with plans for 30 more
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