More than 1,300 new jobs announced by three firms

Posted by | October 02, 2014 | Employment News | No Comments

Three companies announced more than 1,300 jobs across Ireland on Wednesday.

Canadian company Optel Vision said it plans to create 140 new jobs in Limerick as part of a major expansion plan. Separately car rental specialist Cartrawler announced plans to establish 400 roles in Dublin, while PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released details of two major investment projects in Northern Ireland that will create 807 new jobs.

Car Trawler said hiring had already commenced for 200 roles across a range of functions including senior roles in Business Development, Customer Operations, Data Science, Finance and Engineering.

PwC, one of the largest financial and professional services firms in the North, currently employs more than 1,000 people and now intends to establish a new financial advisory service and create a dedicated team that will focus on international clients. According to Martin McGuinness PwC’s latest investment also has the potential to “deliver annual salaries of over £16 million to the local economy”.

The jobs announcement came as the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed that unemployment continued to fall last month.

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