• Údarás na Gaeltachta has welcomed the decision by leading market research company IPSOS/MRBI to establish a presence in gteic@Béal an Mhuirthead.

    Two full time jobs will be created in Belmullet initially and IPSOS has announced that they are looking to recruit 30 people for a mixture of part- and full-time positions from the area.

    A primary call centre is currently being fitted in gteic@Béal an Mhuirthead for the company but it is envisaged that future IPSOS employees will be able to use any of the new gteic hubs being developed at the moment, namely gteic@An Eachléim and gteic@An Corrán Buí, as the company develops and when COVID-19 restrictions ease.

    IPSOS employs 18,000 people globally and provide market research services to companies online, through one on one interviews, by mail and through phone calls.

    The nature of market research services leans towards part-time employment in order to enable the business to cover various work shifts during and outside of normal office hours.

    IPSOS has begun the process of recruiting 30 people in a mixture of part-time and full-time contracts in the Erris area and training courses are being provided on a partnership basis by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Mayo North East Leader Partnership Company, Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)  as preparatory courses for anyone interested in the employment opportunities being offered by the company.

    Mark De Faoite is the Director of Enterprise, Employment and Property at Udaras  - he’s been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the gteic centres being developed in Gaeltacht areas to attract this type of industry