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Live in Clare or Kilkenny? 125 new jobs are on the way

Two job announcements were made today.

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ONE HUNDRED JOBS will be created over the next five years in Clare.

Amax, a computing and data specialist, has opened its European manufacturing   headquarters at Western Business Park in Shannon.

The new jobs will be in the areas of production, warehousing, finance and sales.

Jean Shih, President of AMAX, said the Irish facility “significantly expands our ability, capacity and network throughout the EMEA Europe (the Middle East and Africa) region to meet the demands of our customers”.

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash said today’s announcement is “fantastic news for Shannon and the greater Limerick and Clare area”.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland also welcomed the announcement, saying:

There is huge growth potential in the whole ICT sector with demand from multiple industry spheres for cloud, big data applications and high performance computing. I see a bright future for this company here in Shannon.

In more good news on the jobs front, TransferMate Global Payments- a money transferring service – has announced that it will be taking on 25 people at their 24-hour call centre in Kilkenny.

The company, which has clients based in Europe, North America and Australia, hired 15 people in Ireland last year.

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Managing Director Barry Dowling said the organisation’s continued growth is “dependent on having great staff and happy clients”.

“Our success to date has been based on people’s appetite to move from using the bank to secure cheaper deals on their foreign exchange payments. Companies now have a real alternative when it comes to making their foreign currency payments and despite having offices worldwide, some of our best people are here in Ireland.”

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