Cybersecurity company eSentire announces that their new European-based Security Operations Center (SOC) and headquarters will be located in Cork.
Over the next five years, eSentire will be opening two new facilities in the People's Republic, creating 100 new jobs.
eSentire is a leader in advanced threat protection solutions and managed cybersecurity services. The Canadian tech firm protects trillions of dollars in assets and high value confidential data for a global client base.
The cybersecurity company is recruiting people for software development, sales positions, and security forensic analysts.
Cork was chosen ahead of a number of other destinations, Mark McArdle, CTO of eSentire explaines why?
“We evaluated several locations within Europe to expand our business and establish an EU base to better serve our clients on both sides of the ocean.”
“We were extremely impressed with the technical talent in Cork and the ecosystem the government has helped to develop to fill the skills gap, specifically in the demanding and competitive field of cybersecurity.”
J. Paul Haynes, CEO eSentire added: “It was important for us to find a location that had an ecosystem, similar to that of Waterloo Region where Cambridge [Ontario] is located, one that could supply the technical talent we rely on to deliver high quality service for our clients in the EU.”
“Cork, Ireland has developed a strong technical and commercial ecosystem to support our business and the Irish Government has worked with us every step of the way. We are proud to be opening our new facility in Cork.”
The headquarters in Cork will opening this Autumn.
Great news for three entrepreneurs from 'The People’s Republic', Frank Madden of Crest Solutions, Sean O’Sullivan of SOSventures, and Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon, are all on the final list to win the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015.
In total twenty-four entrepreneurs are vying for the the title of 'Entrepreneur Of The Year'. The twenty-four finalists combined employ more than 5,000 people and contribute more than €1.4 billion to the economy.
The EY progamme is split into three different categories, Emerging Category, Industry Category, and International Category.
Cartoon Saloon – Nora Twomey, Paul Young, and Tomm Moore are in the Industry Category, while both Crest Solutions – Frank Madden and SOSventures – Sean O’Sullivan are competing in the International category.
SOSventures has funded over 100 startups and currently fund at least 50 startups per year through their accelerator programs.
Crest Solutions is an industry leader in the provision of machine vision solution systems to highly regulated, high-volume manufacturing and packaging environments.
Cartoon Saloon is an Academy Award®-nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999.
The winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year will be announced in October.
Ireland's unemployment rate has dropped below 10 per cent for the first time since the economic crash.
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate that the rate now stands at 9.9 per cent, the lowest it's been since January 2009.
The employment figures reveal that nearly 2 million people are currently working in Ireland, rising steadily by 41,300 year-on-year.
In an interview with George Hook, the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the figures confirm that the government's jobs strategy is working.
“I think it also gives us confidence that as we set ourselves a target of getting everyone back to work, in terms of full employment on a sustainable basis, that we have the capacity to do this.”
Speaking about the increase in employment, Minister Bruton said it's “contributing into the exchequer so we can do things new things in public services and relief on the tax front. This is a virtuous circle that we need to build upon.”
The Central Statistics Office's report discloses that in the first three months of 2015, full-time employment has increased by 3.6 per cent, part-time employment rates dropped to 2.4 per cent, while long-term unemployment figures fell from 7.3 per cent to 5.9 per cent.
New figures published by The Central Statistics Office reveal that Irish exports have risen by 21% since this time last year.
The rise in exports is the highest figure in thirteen years. The value has now grown to over €9 billion, a peak that hasn't been reached since May 2002.
A combination of a weak Euro and the pharmaceutical industry's expanding growth, are key reasons for the upsurge in Irish exports for the first three months of the year.
The drivers of exports were pharmaceutical and medical products accounting for €1 billion or 58% increase, and exports of Organic chemicals increased by €298 million or 18%.
The upsurge in pharmaceutical sales isn't a surprise, 9 of the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world are based in Ireland, making it the largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals in the EU.
The European Union accounted for over €5 billion or 56% of total exports, making it Ireland's most popular region to export to. 13% of those exports were delivered to the United Kingdom.
America accounted for €2.1 billion or 23% of total exports, followed by Switzerland, China, and Japan.
Speaking about the figures, Philip O’Sullivan, an Investec economist said: “With chemicals and related products accounting for roughly three-fifths of Irish merchandise exports, developments in that sector can significantly distort the headline trade statistics.”
“The underlying narrative is one of broad based growth in exports, propelled by favourable currency moves and the improved economic performance of a number of Ireland’s key trading partners.”
“Elsewhere, the upturn in investment and personal consumption here has led to an increased appetite for imports. We expect to see more of the same in the months ahead.”
BCS focuses on understanding our customers, meeting their needs and expectations through a professional and personal service.
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American software company Slack is opening their new European headquarters in Dublin.
Slack will hire 100 new employees in customer service and account management roles, over the next two years.
Slack is a messaging and search platform, that brings team communications into one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search tool for modern teams.
It integrates with dozens of popular services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Trello, Asana, Google Docs, JIRA, MailChimp, Stripe, Zendesk, and others to help consolidate and make sense of the ever-growing flows of data that confront modern teams.
The app was launched in early 2014, Slack has over 750,000 active users daily, solidifying it the fastest growing business app ever created.
Users include companies such as Adobe, Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Dow Jones, eBay, Expedia, HBO and The New York Times.
“The launch of our European headquarters is a significant milestone for Slack as we grow our business,” said James Sherrett, Slack’s Dublin-based accounts team lead. “With an initial focus on customer experience and account management, our Dublin office will play a central role in our international footprint.”
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “I'd like to welcome the arrival of Slack Technologies into the Digital Hub in Dublin and also to Ireland, the digital hub of Europe. By choosing Ireland as the location of its European HQ, it is reaffirming the reputation of Ireland as the location for young innovative technology companies. Slack is joining a global digital community in Ireland who are pushing the boundaries of innovation. The creation of 100 new jobs by Slack Technologies in its initial establishment in Dublin is also fantastic news for the sector."
Slack now joins the long list of tech firms such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook, choosing Dublin as the base for their European headquarters.
The Radio School has been in operation since 1995 providing training in Radio Broadcasting and Media Studies from total Beginners to Advanced level. Since then we are continuously updating our training programmes in line with technological advances and student needs. We offer a range of evening and weekend education programmes and have developed a method of teaching which we believe brings out the very best in our students abilities.
Our courses are delivered by a team of experienced professionals, all of whom are acknowledged experts in the radio business. Additional areas of the course are taught by a panel of guest lecturers. Our lecturers are totally committed to helping students to learn real world experience and skills to enable them to proceed without delay into the workplace. Due to their continuous involvement in the industry, they can prepare students thoroughly for involvement in this dynamic area, at home or abroad.
“Culture reinforces what is important in Kirby which is why a culture grounded in a passion to deliver a high quality product to our customer’s full satisfaction; in team work with colleagues, while caring about our environment and our community has helped, and I believe will continue to help, differentiate us from our competitors.” Fergus Frawley, Group Managing Director
At Kirby Group we excel at project delivery. We provide six core services; Electrical, Mechanical, Controls & Instrumentation, Power, Data Technologies, and Design & Engineering. Our expertise includes services installations in the following sectors.
Our corporate vision states "We aspire to be the most trusted provider of high value engineering and installation solutions".
Achievement of this status will only occur if we stay true to the values which we claim to embrace. These are stated below and need to be the values by which we operate.
S - Safety - first and foremost for everyone affected by our operations.
E - Excellence - to meet and exceed our client's expectations every time.
R - Relationships - building long term relationships based on trust and respect.
V - Value - consistently delivering high value for our client's money.
I - Innovation - to find the best possible solution for our client's needs
C - Commitment - to empower our people to be the very best they can be.
E - Environment - embracing sustainability through innovative engineering and installation solutions.
Working towards achieving our vision and maintaining our culture and values will be instrumental in achieving our targets and objectives for the next 3 years and beyond.
Visit Kirby Engineering & Construction's website to find out more.
TTM Healthcare is a market leadering global healthcare recruitment company. We have been delivering effective and innovative staffing solutions to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors since 2002.
We employ over 100 staff directly and engage over 1,000 healthcare contractors through our network of offices in Ireland, the UK and Germany. Our presence in the Middle East is growing every day as we recruit Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals for our esteemed partners in the region.
Through our network of partners, our reach extends throughout Europe, Asia and beyond.
At TTM, we understand that the requirements of each of our clients are unique. We have developed specialist teams to provide a dedicated service designed to meet them.
The needs of modern healthcare are dynamic and highly demanding. Ultimately, patient care is central to everything that we do. Our divisions include:
Our clients gain the full benefit of our years of experience in health and care recruitment. We have proven our ability time and again to source and offer a comprehensive range of suitably experienced, vetted and qualified professionals to meet their resourcing needs – permanent, temporary or contract.
At TTM, we have a clear vision for the future of our company, our team and the service we provide. Our core values are an important part of this vision. Read more here.
Client and candidate satisfaction will always be the greatest hallmark of TTM's success. However we are also very proud to have been recogised as the National Recruitment Federation's 'Healthcare Agency of the Year 2013 & 2014 and of our status as a Gold Standard Deloitte Best Managed Company. Read more about Our Awards here.
TTM Healthcare is Ireland’s largest independently–owned specialist healthcare recruitment consultancy. Founded in Ennis by Brian Crowley in 2002 we now employ around 100 staff in three countries and recruit from a dozen more.
In 2011, we opened our first office in London, launched the JustNursing brand and acquired Just Social Care and Teaching Appointments as part of the TTM Group.
We currently engage over 3,000 healthcare contractors and have placed over 2,000 more into permanent roles.
For many years we have been a leading supplier to the HSE in Ireland where we also work extensively with all the leading health and social care service suppliers in both the private and voluntary sectors.
TTM Healthcare now operates offices in Dublin, Ennis, Cork, London, Lancashire, Exeter and Berlin. Through our trusted partners our network now reaches out beyond Europe across Asia, the USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Visit TTM Healthcare's website to find out more.
Jobs Expo 2015, Ireland’s leading employment and recruitment fair, returns to Dublin’s Croke Park this Friday and Saturday. Candidates can meet with numerous employers, with job vacancies, seeking to connect with prospective employees from Ireland and abroad. This year's event also sees the return of the popular 'Career Clinic', where attendees can meet with qualified career counsellors and obtain professional advice free-of-charge and the Seminar Zone, with exciting seminars and talks delivered by professionals on both days.
It is the 7th time that Jobs Expo has run since 2012 and this weekend's event promises to be busier than ever with numerous employers actively recruiting over two days including Topaz, Go4Less, Axway, Innopharma Labs, Eurofins Lancaster Labs, Our Lady's Hospice, Department of Social Protection, Amway, Bon Secours Hospital, Forever Living, FIT Ltd, TTM Healthcare, Public Appointments, The Simon Community, BTS Hospitality Management, Examplar, Apple Green, Dublin North Ability Service, National Pen Company, IE Network and many more.
There will also be a dedicated Training Zone which will include course providers such as University College Cork, Dublin School of Barbering, Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Academy of Leadership, Training & Coaching, the National Learning Network, Centre of English Studies and more.
As well as jobs and career opportunities, expert careers advice will be available at the Career Clinic whereby candidates can avail of FREE one on-one-advice in our Careers Clinic, on interview skills techniques, CV preparation, career guidance and if they wish to change from one working sector into another, we will advise which training courses or adult education course they should do to make this transition.
The Seminar Zone will be open from noon to 4pm each day with exciting talks from industry professionals on topics such as Interview Skills, CV Writing, Getting out of your career rut, direct selling, self-employment, working in the pharmaceutical and medical industry, effective leadership and more. The Seminar Zone is free-of-charge to all attendees of Jobs Expo and is operated on a first-come basis.
Whatever your level of skill, Jobs Expo 2015 will provide all the information needed to climb the employment ladder or make an informed decision on a new career choice.
Exhibition organiser, Bronagh Cotter, says, "We're very excited about this weekend's Jobs Expo. We've put together a great mix of companies seeking to actively recruit
Jobs Expo is regarded as the leading jobs and careers event in Ireland and is FREE-OF-CHARGE to the public. It is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based online and events company.
The organiser is strongly advising those who wish to attend to Pre-register on its website www.jobsexpo.ie to avail of FREE Admission and avoid queues over the two days of the event. People wishing to register can do so at www.jobsexpo.ie/visitors/register
Jobs Expo 2015 Dublin
Dates: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Cusack Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 1
Entrance fee: FREE
Full details at: https://www.jobsexpo.ie/
For further information, please contact
Jobs Expo 2015
Tel: (01) 5311 280 / 087 654 3175
IE Network is a Dublin-based initiative of the Dublin Regional Authority. It was born out of the post-Celtic Tiger era which saw the emergence of the non-traditional unemployed grouping of high-skilled / professionals. It was launched recently on 18th November 2010, during the Innovation Dublin festival.
The purpose of the IE Network is threefold:
1. To facilitate professional and social networking amongst the peer group of unemployed high-skilled/ professionals and to consolidate the existing services available to them;
2. To target these to our Members, so that they can either go about setting up their own business, or simply brush up on their job-seeking skills, such as CV writing and interview techniques; and
3. To supplement public services with tailored professional social training and events to the specific needs of our Members.
We endeavour to provide a platform of mutual support (Member / Member and Member / IE Network) coupled with the consolidation and targeting of existing and State and local services for out-of-work High-skilled / Professionals.
We want to assist our Members to identify a route back to the workplace, either by getting a new employer, or, if you simply cannot get a suitable job, to assist you with starting out on your own.
The IE Network is the next stage development from the pilot scheme, IEZ, which was founded in September 2009 by South Dublin County Council for the benefit of its unemployed high-skilled/ professionals which it recognised had limited assistance from existing State and local employment and welfare resources, most of which catered to the traditional low-skilled worker.
While we are a professional Network working for the benefit of currently unemployed high-skilled/ professionals, we are grateful to the Dublin Regional Authority for instigating this initative and for providing us with the financial support.
Pharmaceutical company Alexion are creating 200 new jobs in West Dublin.
Alexion are investing €450 million to expand their facilities at College Park near Blanchardstown.
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening rare diseases.
The companies global supply chain and quality operations facility is based in Ireland.
The addition of another 200 staff over the four years, will bring their total Irish workforce up to 500 employees.
During the building phase, a further 800 construction jobs will also be created.
Speaking about the project, Alexion’s Irish executive VP for global operations Julie O’Neill said it: “further underscores our commitment to Ireland and is enabled by our ability to recruit highly competent and professional personnel”.
Tanaiste Joan Burton praised Alexion's investment in Ireland saying the firm brings the “miracle of hope to parents of children who have life limiting and life threatening conditions”.