Healthcare firm creating 300 jobs in Limerick
A healthcare company has announced plans to create 300 jobs.
US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services is to set up a new base in Limerick, taking on employees over the next five years.
The company is involved in medical coding to international standards.
Its work is overseen by the World Health Organisation as it transforms data on diagnoses, treatments, procedures, outcomes and services into alphanumeric codes, known as ICD.
Most countries, including Ireland, use the system, with the latest edition having codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease.
The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor described the sector as a new and emerging business.
"I am very keen to pursue opportunities for investment and job creation in new sectors, these are increasingly possible with our infrastructure and talented workforce, which enables companies like Fazzi to undertake work for customers in different parts of the world," she said.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said: "It's great to see Fazzi Healthcare Services grow their presence in Limerick, which is proud to be host to such an innovative company that combines healthcare and software."