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There are 625 jobs on the way in the Rebel County (and another 50 in Dublin)

Business outsourcing group Voxpro lead the charge in Cork city, while the Bon Secours hospital group isn’t far behind.

voxpro The Taoiseach visiting Voxpro's offices before today's announcement Source: Voxpro/Twitter

Updated 18.12 TODAY HAS SEEN good news emerge for the job market on a couple of fronts. Tech support group Voxpro have announced the creation of at least 350 jobs at their facility in Cork (with another 50 on the way in Dublin to boot), while the Bon Secours hospital group have announced similarly good news in relation to their facility in Cork city. Voxpro are a Irish owned tech outsourcing group based in Cork. Having recently opened a new centre of excellence in Folsom, California, which employs 100 people but is aiming to employ 700 more, today’s announcement suggests that their business is very much on the up and up.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on site at the company’s facility for the announcement, describing it as “fantastic news for Cork” and “a boost to the reputation of the South West region”. Voxpro’s clients include such household digital names as Google, Airbnb, and Etsy. The company currently operates three purpose-built facilities in Cork, as well as offices in Dublin, San Francisco, and the aforementioned centre in Folsom. Today’s announcement will see their workforce spike to 1,400.

voxpro2 Voxpro Offices, Cork Source: Voxpro.ie

lindadan Linda and Dan Kiely, founders of Voxpro

Speaking at the announcement Voxpro CEO and founder Dan Kiely said he was “so proud” to be making the jobs announcement. The company’s multilingual workforce is “undoubtedly the key” to their success he said. Bon Secours Immediately following the Voxpro announcement Enda Kenny made his way to the Bon Secours Hospital in the city. The purpose of the visit was to officially open a medical assessment facility that has been operating there for the last year.

In doing so the Taoiseach also announced that €64 million is earmarked towards develop and extend the hospital. That extension will see a further 275 jobs created, 200 in the construction of the extension and 75 clinical positions when the unit becomes operational in 2018. Kenny said that the new extension will make a “huge difference” to health and healthcare in the Munster region. The extended facility will feature a state-of-the art radiotherapy department, 70 additional single patient rooms and two new operating theatres. Originally published 15.16

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