160 new jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Posted by | October 30, 2014 | Employment News | No Comments

US medical devices company Teleflex has said that it plans to create a 100 high-skilled jobs over the next three years at its operation in Athlone, bringing the size of its Irish workforce to about 435.

Speaking at a meeting with senior executives from Teleflex at its headquarters in Pennsylvania, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the jobs were in line with the Government’s strategy to create high-skilled employment.  “Ireland has become a much better business environment in the last number of years and we want to sustain that, particularly for companies which enhance the sectors we have a competitive edge in,” he said.

In Dublin, technology company Openet said it is to create 30 highly-skilled jobs at its global headquarters in Dublin, with a further 15 roles created at its Asian hub in Kuala Lumpur.  The roles include a number of graduate positions as well as senior technical and engineering positions.

Elsewhere in Dublin, menswear store Jack & Jones plans to open its new flagship store in Dundrum Town Centre in mid-November. The store – which will be one of the biggest in Europe – will create about 30 new jobs.

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