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The Déise is getting some much-needed jobs

A publishing company has announced 100 new jobs.

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WATERFORD IS GETTING another jobs boost with the announcement of 100 new positions.

The city was one of the hardest hit by the recession, and has struggled to get back on its feet.

However, the dozens of new jobs announced this morning will not all be filled until three years down the line.

Agora Publishing, which currently has a presence in Waterford with 33 jobs at International Living, is expanding its operations with a multilingual contact centre and a technology services centre.

The company describes itself online as “a holding company for various publishers of financial, health, travel and special interest books and newsletters”.

Daryl Berver, president of publishing services at the company, said Agora had a long relationship with the city:

This investment allows us to meet the demands of our growing business and take advantage of the high quality of talent available.

The new centre will be at a period building, currently being renovated at a cost of €4.4 million, in Portlaw.

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Minister of State and Waterford TD Paudie Coffey said: “It is clear that the economic recovery is now taking hold in our rural towns and villages.”

The project is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, whose CEO Martin Shanahan said targeting increased levels of investment in regional locations has been an important focus of IDA’s new strategy.

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