new jobs

  • 100 jobs are being created in Galway at a global wedding planning company. 

    The Knot Worldwide is setting up an operations centre in the city. 

    Through its global wedding planning brands, The Knot Worldwide has more than 40 years of experience and has helped more than 40 million couples plan their weddings.

    The new roles will come on stream over the next few years and will include content writers, community forum support and customer support staff.

  • 100 new jobs have been announced this morning for Galway city.

    Tech company Genesys - a global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions - has announced it's creating 100 new software jobs, as it expands its workforce in Galway.

    The company first set up in Galway in 2018 when it acquired local start-up Altocloud, and as a result of growth since then, Genesys is relocating to a larger location in the Bonham Quay development in the city later this year.

    IDA Ireland says today's announcement by Genesys demonstrates the company's confidence in the quality and availability of a highly-talented and skilled workforce in Ireland.

    Galway-based Senator Séan Kyne told Midwest News this morning that, "at a very difficult time for our country, the confirmation that tech company Genesys is expanding in Galway and creating 100 new jobs is hugely positive".

     He says it's a signal of confidence in Galway city and county, the local ICT sector, higher education institutes such as GMIT and NUIG, and most significantly, in the workforce in Galway.


  • A medical laboratory company is to create 100 new jobs at its facilities in Galway City and Rosmuc.

    Complete Laboratory Solutions provides sampling and analysis for clients in the food, environmental, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

    CLS already employs almost 200 people between its facility on the Tuam Road in Galway and the facility in Rosmuc, where the company was formed in 1994.

    CEO Evelyn O'Toole explained that they're the largest privately-owned contract lab in the country, and are hoping to expand their overseas customer base.

    The 100 new jobs will be filled over a two year period.




  • 180 new jobs have been announced for Athlone.

    Pharmaceutical company PPD Lab has announced the creation of the new roles over the next three years as it expands its operation at its Athlone laboratory.

    PPD plans to increase the size of its facility in Athlone and will add cell and gene therapy testing to the operation's portfolio of services.

    It said its expansion will enhance its ability to deliver global scientific and technical expertise to meet growing customer demand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

    The current operation employs nearly 300 highly skilled scientists and project managers who support PPD's services, which includes testing to support the development of novel and advanced pharmaceuticals and therapies.

    IDA Ireland is supporting the company's expansion.

    As well as the lab in Athlone, PPD Laboratories has operations in the US, China, Belgium and Singapore.

  • 20 new jobs will be created at a company in Galway.

    PennEngineering, a global leader in innovative fastening technologies and solutions, has announced a major digital transformation of its Galway facility.

    This will involve up-skilling all its 200 staff based in Galway, and will create about 20 new jobs over the next 3 years.

    PennEngineering is celebrating its 20th year in Galway, and is based at the Mervue Business Park.

    Since 2001, the number of staff has increased from 80 to 200.

    IDA Ireland says today's announced demonstrates Penn Engineering's commitment to the West region.

    The company is now recruiting across a number of teams, including Engineering, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain and Managerial, and for more details visit


  • 35 new jobs are being created in Galway by financial services firm PwC.

    Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday launched the company's new office at One Galway Central on Forster Street, which will allow PwC to double its workforce in the city over the next two years.

    Ken Johnson, Senior Partner and Assurance Leader at PwC Galway said it's a "strategic relocation" that reflects strong growth in the West.

    He said the company's expansion also gives graduates the opportunity to work and live locally, while having the benefit of developing a career in a global organisation.

    PwC provides financial services in 158 countries and employs a quarter of a million people worldwide.


  • 40 new highly-skilled jobs are to be created in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

    Cambus Medical is investing €1.9 million in expanding its facility in An Spidéal, and the medical device company plans to employ over 170 people by the end of this year.

    The 40 new jobs will be in the fields of engineering, quality, manufacturing, customer operations and administration.

    Cambus Medical provides precision hypotubes, speciality needles and metal micro-component solutions to the medical device industry, with customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

    Funding for the expansion of the Spiddal facility was approved by the board of Údaras na Gaeltachta as part of the Government's Covid-19 Jobs Stimulus Package.

    The Minister with responsibility for the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin has welcomed news of the expansion, and says Cambus Medical continues to provide valuable sustainable employment in the Spiddal area.

    She says it's proof of what can be achieved on the West coast of Ireland with targeted State support.

    Cambus Medical was established by two local enterpreneurs - Barry Comerford and John Farragher in 2006 and has since grown its customer base significantly, in Ireland and overseas.

    In 2013, the company entered into a strategic partnership with Freudenberg Medical, a global leader in manufacturing in the medical device sector.

  • 41 new jobs were created in the Mayo Gaeltacht last year, according to the Udaras na Gaeltachta end of year report, which was a net increase of 18 jobs compared to the previous year.

    At the end of 2019, client companies of Údarás provided 675 full- time jobs in the Mayo Gaeltacht.

    The biggest growth last year was in information technology services, manufacturing and tourism.

    During 2019, the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta approved new projects in the Mayo Gaeltacht that will result in the creation of 45 new jobs.

  • 45 new jobs have been announced at a Galway-based technology start-up firm.

    Joulica, which was founded in 2016 and is based in the Business Innovation Centre at NUI Galway, is planning to create 45 new jobs over the next 3 years.

    Joulica currently employs 25 staff, and is seeking experts in software, data analytics and business development to serve new product development opportunities in the US and Europe.

    The jobs announcement was made at the company's headquarters today by the Minster for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys.

    The development is supported by Enterprise Ireland.





  • 50 new jobs have been announced for Tuam.

    One of the town's biggest employers Valeo has announced a €44 million investment in its Research, Development and Innovation centre, and will employ a further 50 people.

    Valeo is the world's leading provider of driving assistance systems to car manufacturers.

    Valeo Vision, based in Tuam, specialise in the design and manufacture of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, such as rear view cameras, surround view and camera monitoring systems, pedestrian detection and automated parking.

    Galway East TD and Minister of State Séan Canney says this further investment in Tuam is great news for the town.


  • There's a jobs boost for Galway City this morning, as Triggerfish - Africa's most successful animation company - has announced it's to establish an animation studio in Galway.

    The project is expected to create 60 new jobs over the next 3 years.

    Triggerfish is behind a number of animated films and TV series.

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys has welcomed the news that Triggerfish have chosen to establish their first international animation studio in Galway, where they will join a list of award-winning indigenous and foreign animation studios already based in the city, and says "they will be a great addition to this thriving sector".

  • 60 new jobs have been announced for the Co Galway town of Ballinasloe over the next 5 years.

    Chanelle Pharma is to create the new jobs as the company extends its distribution and manufacturing operations in Ireland.

    Chanelle Pharma  - which manufactures generic medicines for human and animal health - already employs 570 people at its headquarters in Loughrea and also has offices and warehouses in Oranmore.

    Initially the company will relocate its Chanelle Pet distribution business from Loughrea to the IDA Business Park in Ballinasloe.

    The €5 million investment by Chanelle Pharma will see the company invest in warehousing and new manufacturing operations in Ballinasloe, and will convert the existing Chanelle Pet premises in Loughrea to a new manufacturing facility.

    That's according to Senator Eugene Murphy, who says it's a great vote of confidence in Ballinasloe.

    The company, privately owned by founder Michael Burke, currently exports to 96 countries, and supplies some of the top human generic and animal health multinational companies globally.

    Tanaiste and Minister for Business Leo Varadker also says it's great news for the Co Galway town....

  • A financial services firm is to create 60 new jobs in Galway.

    Fidelity Investments has announced the creation of 90 new positions - 60 in Galway and 30 in Dublin.

    The company is looking to have all the new jobs filled within the first half of this year, and comes in addition to 100 new positions that were successfully filled within weeks after being announced last April.

    Fidelity Investments offers a range of financial services  -including asset management, brokerage and administrative solutions - and employs over 1,100 people in Ireland.

    The 60 new jobs will bring the workforce at Ballybrit in Galway to 440.


  • 83 new jobs were created in the Mayo Gaeltacht last year, according to Udaras na Gaeltachta's End of Year Review for 2018.

    This was a net increase of 9 new jobs on the previous year, and brings to 657 the number of fulltime jobs in Udaras client companies in Mayo.

    6 new companies were established in the Mayo Gaeltacht during 2018, with the support of Udaras, and 9 people are now employed in these companies.

    New jobs were also created in a number of companies, and during 2018, the Udarás Board approved new projects which will result in the creation of up to 119 jobs in the Mayo Gaeltacht in the future - in both established companies and in companies currently being founded.

    Meanwhile, there were 254 people employed on Social Employment schemes in the Mayo Gaeltacht at the end of 2018.

  • Aldi plans to create up to 60 jobs in Co Galway under proposals for two new stores.

    The company has submitted plans to build a new shop in Ballybrit while a second store is already being constructed in Tuam.

    The German discounter already has nine stores across Co Galway.





    A Canadian software company is to create 150 new jobs in Galway over the next three years.

    SOTI  -a provider of mobile device management solutions, is to begin recruiting imediately for 50 new jobs, with a further 100 jobs to be created over the next three years.

    The company, which was established in 1995 and has ten offices around the world, expects to employ over 1,000 staff by the end of the year.

    SOTI said it will use the Galway office to strengthen its presence in Europe as it targets new markets like retail, healthcare and field services.

    The company's founder and CEO Carl Rodrigues says Galway is an attractive destination to source talent, as it's already home to many Fortune 500 companies.




  • Mayo company Electric Skyline is expanding its business in Munster, with the creation of 30 new jobs.

    It's after the Claremorris-based company secured the Cork City Council Public Lighting Maintenance Contract.

    Electric Skyline will add an additional 25,000 public lights in Cork City to its current portfolio of 80,000 with other Local Authority clients throughout Ireland. 

    The company expects to create 30 jobs over the next two years to support their expansion into Munster, and have recently opened a new regional office in Glanmire in Cork.


    Electric Skyline was founded in 2007,and is one of the leading lighting specialists in Ireland, providing  lighting and energy solutions throughout all 32 counties and maintaining tens of thousands of public lights across 9 local authorities.

    Electric Skyline is also the largest dedicated Sports Lighting Contractor in Ireland.


  • Claremorris-based company CBE has created 20 new jobs, as a result of continued growth in Ireland and particularly in the UK.

    The company, which was founded in Claremorris in 1980 with 3 staff initially, now has a presence in 12 countries and employs almost 160 people in designing and developing software applications for the retail and hospitality sectors.

    The 20 new jobs have been filled recently, but the company is expecting to continue to recruit more graduates, as their business continues to grow.

    CEO of CBE Séan Kenna told Midwest News that, despite the challenges of Brexit, the company has experienced almost 50% growth in the UK in the last year and a half, and is continuing to grow in Ireland and internationally.

  • Claremorris-based company Electric Skyline is creating over 30 new jobs in the West of Ireland.

    The company, which started in Claremorris in 2007 with just 4 people, now employs 50 staff and is one of the leading lighting specialists in Ireland.

    The firm provides public, commercial, sports and solar lighting as well as intelligent traffic systems, and is providing lighting throughout every county in Ireland.

    Electric Skyline is now recruiting over 30 more employees for a major new project they have been awarded, and the staff will be located in South Connaught and Munster.

    The new vacancies are for apprentices, electricians, Project Programmer & Process Manager and Project Managers.





    A Galway-based start-up company has hired 8 new staff at its Galway office in 2018, with plans to recruit a further 17 over the next 12-18 months.

    The expansion of PiP IT Global follows a successful fundraising exercise earlier this year, when they secured over €1 million from private investors and Enterprise Ireland.

    The company allows migrants living and working around the world, who are often denied access to backing facilities most people take for granted, to pay bills and transfer money overseas at a fraction of the cost and time taken by the more traditional international payment providers that currently dominate the market

    Ollie Walsh, CEO and co-founder of PiP iT says they are trying to remove the two main obstacles migrants face when transferring money – risk and cost.

    Mr Walsh explained that, when he moved to the UK in 2014, he found that as a migrant, it can take up to a year to open a bank account overseas.

    His company has now developed technology which will now allow people to go to a post office branch and lodge money into their bank at home at a fraction of the cost.