It’s that time of the year again when employers come on campus to promote their graduate opportunities and do their best to attract the bightest and the best of the new final-year students. On October 13th, the Cooperative Education & Careers Division in UL will host the annual UL Careers Fair in the UL Arena. This is shaping up to be one of the biggest fairs to date, with more than 100 employers already registered. Many of these are companies well known to graduates because of their reputation for hiring lots of graduates but the fair will feature a number of newer employers who will be attending for the first time. The majority of employers are recruiting for Ireland be exhibitors will be travelling from as far as Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates to meet prospective recruits.
The full list of exhibitors will be on the careers website at www.ul.ie/careers shortly. In the meantime, make a note for your diary and plan your strategy so that you’ll make the most of this opportunity.
Kelcourt Plastics, Inc, a component supplier to the medical device industry, headquartered in San Clemente, California announced today that it is establishing a new medical tubing manufacturing operation in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, with the support of IDA Ireland. Kelcourt Ireland Pte Limited will create 55 new jobs over 5 years and is making a significant capital investment in its building at the IDA Business and Technology Park in Tullamore.To view this press release in full click on the following link: http://www.idaireland.com/news-media/press-releases/manufacturing-medical-dev/index.xml
GALWAY, Ireland, February 14, 2011 – Fidelity Investments®, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, today announced that it will add 100 new positions at its facilities in Galway and Dublin.
Fidelity will hire 100 highly skilled technology professionals who will focus on Investment Management and Corporate Enterprise technology solutions for Fidelity’s global operations. The initiative, which represents an investment of €11 million by Fidelity over three years, is supported by IDA Ireland.
Read the full press release at:http://www.idaireland.com/news-media/press-releases/fidelity-investments-to-a/index.xml
As many as 4,000 jobs are set to be created as part of a regeneration project in Limerick.
Under the Limerick Regeneration project, the majority of the houses located north of the Moyross railway line will be demolished and replaced, while round half the houses in Carew Park and Kincora Park will be demolished and the rest retained and refurbished, reports the Limerick Leader.
The work will be carried out over a timescale of the next 15 years, and some 4,000 construction jobs will be created over the course of the project, providing much needed employment in the area.
Construction of the new civic hub in Moyross alone will create 400 building jobs.
Last month, Moyross was given another employment boost when the area’s only supermarket was reopened under new owners, saving around 54 employees’ jobs.
The Times reports that Clothes retailer New Look is to create 121 jobs in Dublin with the opening of a new flagship store in the Jervis Street shopping centre.
The 30,000 sq.ft store, which is due to open in early November, will be the largest shop in the retailer’s chain of over 1,000 outlets worldwide.
New Look arrived in Ireland in 2003 and currently operates 28 stores across the country.
The new jobs, which consist of 110 sales positions and 11 management roles, bring the firm’s Irish headcount to almost 1,000.
“New Look is delighted to have secured not only our long awaited Irish flagship store, but also to be opening our largest store globally,” said the firm’s regional sales manager Brian Montgomery.
“New Look has been looking for a Dublin site for some time now and the Jervis Centre opportunity allows us the space to deliver not only our enviable store concept, but an unrivalled fashion offer to Dublin and the many visitors this beautiful city attracts.”
RTE reports today that Internet services company AOL has announced the creation of 20 new software engineering jobs in Dublin.
The company, which provides web advertising technologies and services, also announced 50 software engineering jobs in June of this year.
AOL has been in Ireland for 10 years and employs 133 people. The company said the new jobs would be mainly in its media technologies division.
This is a very exciting time for AOL, and particularly for our expanding operations in Dublin. We have a very clear goal to become the leading web services company in the world, and our Irish operations will play a crucial role in our success,’ the company’s head of global operations Aengus McClean said.
RTE reports that the Canada Life Group has announced the creation of 50 new jobs in its Irish operations as part of its expansion plans here.
The Canada Life operations based in Ireland includes life assurance businesses in Ireland and Germany, a fund management business, Setanta Asset Management, a European information services division and an international reinsurance business.
The new jobs are for experienced professionals in actuarial, pensions, IT, sales and Canada Life’s Dublin-based German business. The group currently employs over 500 people in Ireland.
‘The recruitment of qualified, experienced professionals is an important strategic investment in our business’, commented Ruairí O’Flynn, Managing Director of Canada Life Ireland.
‘From our initial start-up in 1903, the Canada Life Group, based in Ireland, has grown to be a modern and dynamic international financial services business,’ he added.
Canada Life is part of the Great-West Life Assurance Company, one of the world’s biggest life assurance companies.
Twenty high-end jobs are to be created at web company Aspen Grove, a technology company based at Kerry Technology Park which has links to the Institute of Technology, Tralee, writes Anne Lucey (Irish Times)
Shannon Development, which has invested heavily in the park, welcomed the news, saying the technology park with 300 employees across 17 internet and telecommunications companies continued to “punch above its weight”.
Earlier this year Aspen Grove filled 15 positions. It provides web-based applications for real estate agents and property owners, including banks, investors, hedge funds and credit unions.