Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomes Pramerica Systems jobs boost in Donegal
A technology subsidiary of a major US financial company is to increase its workforce in Donegal by 330.
Pramerica Systems Ireland is to build a new campus 1km away from its current location in Windy Hall, Letterkenny where it already employs 1,200 people over four buildings.
Part of the new facility is expected to be open by the middle of next year with the full construction completed by summer 2017.
Pramerica - a software and contact centre for Prudential Financial which has more than one trillion US dollars of assets under management - is to take on new staff in the expansion including senior IT and project managers, business analysts, data scientists, actuaries, accountants and support roles.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement ahead of visiting Lissadell House in Sligo for the last cabinet meeting before the summer break from politics.
"This is a major jobs boost for both Donegal and the North West region of Ireland. The Government is determined that the jobs recovery is felt in every part of Ireland," Mr Kenny said.
The company said it will have room to eventually expand the workforce to 1,800 at the new site.
Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer at Pramerica Systems Ireland, said: "Pramerica is delighted that we have reached this historic milestone just 15 short years since we launched our business in Letterkenny with eight employees.
"With Ireland's rich pipeline of talent and favourable work environment, now is the ideal time for us to make an investment in a new campus facility."