Any jobs announcement is good news. Here is a rundown of what happened on the employment front over the past four weeks.
Wayfair, the online homewares retailer, is to create 160 new jobs in Galway. The company currently employs 200 people in Ireland, and the jobs announcement is a major expansion of their Irish operations. Wayfair will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo in Cork on 23 June.
Salesforce, the marketing and sales software company announced it was to create 1,200 new roles as part of their European expansion. It is as yet unclear how many of those jobs will be in Ireland. The company currently employs a staff of 700 at their office in Dublin.
LotusWorks, technical and engineering firm, announced plans to expand its workforce with 100 new roles over the next eighteen months. The company currently employs 470 people at their Sligo headquarters.
The tech recruiter Harvey Nash plans to expand with 100 new roles to become available in the company’s Dublin and Cork offices over the next two years.
Storage company, Smart Storage is adding 60 people to their staff in Ireland. The roles will be in sales, marketing, logistics, operations and manufacturing.
Maxol is to create 50 new jobs in Mayo. The company is investing €2m to restore its station on Newport Road and open a new outlet in Castlebar.
Deloitte, the accountancy giant, is to open a “blockchain” technology lab in Dublin, which will employ up to 50 people.
Pizza Hut Delivery is to expand across Ireland and the UK. It is believed that this will create 3,000 jobs across 200 new outlets over the next four years. However, it is as yet unknown how many of these jobs will be based in Ireland.
Cook Medical, the medtech company, announced 40 new jobs in Limerick and plans to create a data centre.