Business process outsourcing and professional services company Capita is to create 800 jobs over the next three years, doubling the number of people it employs in Ireland.
Capita has opened a new 45,000 sq-foot office on Grand Canal Square in Dublin to accommodate its growth, and most of the new jobs will be based in the city.
The UK company, which runs IT and administrative services for other companies and the public sector, is seeking both professionals and graduates to fill the new positions. The new jobs are in fund administrations, loan administration, asset management and recovery, and support services for the life and pensions industry.
“The scale and ambition of the company’s investment in Ireland, and the announcement of their plans to employ 800 more people over the next three years, is a major vote of confidence in Ireland,” said Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD.
“This announcement highlights the progress that is being made in restoring confidence and attracting investment and jobs into Ireland.”
Robbie Hughes, Capita’s country manager, said the new office allows the company to consolidate a number of business units in one location, as well as providing room for future growth.
“We have grown consistently in Ireland in recent years and, as stability is restored to Ireland’s financial position and its international reputation, we believe there is opportunity for continued business growth, on both a domestic and international front,” Hughes added.