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From left: Willie Byrne and David Bruton of Bluebird Care, Minister Bruton, Bluebird client Vivienne Fagan, and Vivienne's carer Eszter Kenez.
Jobswatch

60 new jobs for Dublin and Galway

A home care provider says it is creating 25 new posts in Dublin, while medical device manufacturer CareFusion is adding another 35 positions to its Gort operation.

A HOME CARE provider and a US medical device manufacturer have separately announced 60 new jobs in Co Dublin and Co Galway today.

Hollyban Ltd, which trades as Bluebird Care, says  it will create 25 new jobs in Dublin over the next three months. Minister Richard Bruton opened the company’s headquarters in Sandyford today.

The company provides non-medical services in the home, from companionship to personal care. Bluebird will be recruiting care staff as well as supervisors and management. Bluebird has 15 franchise operations around the country, two of which are run by Hollyban. Hollyban currently employs over 40 trained carers.

Bluebird’s director David Bruton said that the company’s staff “provide a tailored service that enables people that may be in need of assistance to remain in their homes”. He said the company expects further growth over the coming year and that growth to date has been largely driven by “Ireland’s rising ageing population”.

Minister Richard Bruton described Hollyban as an “ambitious business” which “provides new ways of delivering services to older people”.

Galway

Medical device firm CareFusion says it is creating 35 new jobs at its manufacturing centre in Gort, Co Galway, with the support of the IDA.

The company, which has its headquarters in San Diego, came to Ireland in 2006 and now employs over 90 people here. It will be recruiting for the 35 new positions, which range from manufacturing engineering to supply chain over the coming year.

The medical equipment manufactured in Gort is used in the diagnosis of neurological, vascular and respiratory disorders, and is exported to over 70 countries.

IDA chief executive Barry O’Leary described today’s announcement as “great news for the region”.

CareFusion Ireland managing director Sean Langan said the company is committed to the continued growth of its Ireland facility.

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