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Boost for Sligo as outsourcing firm Abtran announces 350 jobs

Abtran currently employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and Southern India.

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IRISH OUTSOURCING FIRM Abtran has said it will create 350 new jobs in Sligo.

The company provide services across a range of sectors including government, transport, utilities and financial services.

Founded in 1997, it currently employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and Southern India.

The company will base its new regional operations centre at Finisklin Business Park, to the west of the town, and says the offices will be up and running later this year.

The 350 new jobs will be in the areas of management compliance, digital services and customer care.

The new development forms part of a regional expansion strategy by Abtran in Ireland.

”We engaged in a detailed process where potential locations were reviewed and assessed in consultation with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland,” Pat Ryan, CEO of Abtran, said.

Based on the skillsets identified for our business needs, we selected the North West region as the location for our new operations hub.

Business and Enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys said that it was a ”tremendous day” for the North West.

”The fact that they have chosen to invest in the North West to serve their business markets both at home and abroad is a testament to the confidence they have in the region and its talented workforce.”

Ireland will continue to be an acknowledged leader in this sector driven by initiatives like this by Abtran.

The development is supported by the government through Enterprise Ireland.

Recruitment for the new roles in Sligo has already started and applicants can email queries or applications to sligocareers@abtran.com.

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