SOME 350 NEW jobs have been announced for Dublin and Cork this morning.
The global headquarters of technology company eShop is being officially opened in Swords today as the company announces plans to hire 250 new staff over the next three years.
Meanwhile, Kings Laundry has announced 100 new jobs at its Cork facility. There are also 80 seasonal positions available in Cork and Dublin for the coming summer.
The new permanent positions bring the total workforce at Kings Laundry to over 550.
eShop was launched in Dublin in 2010 with six staff. It currently employs 150 staff mainly in Swords but also in Newry, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands.
A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the “vast majority” of the 250 new jobs announced today will be based in Swords with a small number abroad.
They estimated that 200 of the jobs will be based at its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords.
Today’s jobs announcement for eShop is part of a €25m investment for the eCommerce and logistics management company.
eShopWorld says it has already started recruiting to fill these full-time, highly skilled roles, which are focused on technical development and R&D activity.
eShopWorld CEO Tommy Kelly said, “We are very pleased to be adding jobs and investment to fulfil demand from leading global brands.”
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, said:
Here is an innovative Irish company, established 6 years ago, which now employs 150 people and has a turnover of over €200 million.
“Today’s announcement that eShopWorld are creating 250 jobs in Ireland is a great boost and a huge indication of what’s possible.”
Kings Laundry also announced it’s investing a further €2m in its new state-of-the-art facility in Little Island in Cork.
Alan Murphy, Sales Director at Kings Laundry said, “2016 was a very successful year, we saw an increase of 18% in our turnover and we’re expecting this to increase further by over 20% this year.
“This is down to winning significant new business across the country as well as driving efficiencies within our service offering.
“We operate the most modern and energy efficient facilities in Europe and have the capability of servicing 1.5m pieces of laundry per week in Cork, allowing further room to grow.”