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Cork and Limerick battle it out (but they won't have to for these jobs).
Cork and Limerick battle it out (but they won't have to for these jobs).
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Limerick and Cork are getting a jobs boost this morning

EPS and Payback Loyalty announced plans to hire 78 new jobs.
Apr 16th 2015, 8:02 AM 8,920 6

DOZENS OF NEW jobs have been announced around Ireland this morning.

EPS, a company that specialises in the water and waste water treatment plants, has announced a €3 million expansion at its facility in Mallow, Co Cork.

Up to 50 new jobs will be created, along with 35 construction jobs.

Also this morning, Limerick-based Payback Loyalty is planning to double its workforce, creating 28 new jobs in a €2.5 million investment.

The company, which develops loyalty reward schemes for shops, plans to hire a mix of experienced professionals and graduates.

Both announcements are supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland.

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Minister Richard Bruton said Payback’s expansion is  ”a really good example of what we are trying to deliver with our plan”.

“Here is an Irish company, investing in R&D, developing innovative products and services, and creating high-end jobs in the Mid-West,” he said.

Bruton said that EPS is “operating at the cutting edge of its sector”, and noted it plans to target the international markets.

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