Belfast Telegraph

Jobs boost for south east with nearly 300 vacancies created

Almost 300 jobs are to be created in a series of investments for the south-east.

The biggest sees call centre business Eishtec, which already has bases in Waterford, Wexford and Craigavon, expand with 200 new staff for an operations centre in Clonmel, Co Tipperary focused on UK clients.

The company started trading in May 2011 with just nine employees, and already employs 1,300 people with contracts for major brands such as telecoms company EE.

In the other investment boosts, Bluefin Payment Systems is to set up a technology and operations centre in Waterford city creating 40 new jobs over the next three to five years.

CipherTechs, an information security services provider with its headquarters in New York, is to set up a new base in Kilkenny creating 36 new jobs over five years.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the south-east has experienced the fastest rate of job-creation of any region in the country since 2012.

"This is a massive testament to the ingenuity of people and businesses in the region, who have delivered this result in the face of massive historical jobs challenges," he said.

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