500 jobs to be created by three firms
500 new jobs by three different companies have been announced for counties Dublin, Carlow, Cork and Tipperary. The majority of the jobs are expected to come on stream by the end of this year.
300 hundred of the 500 positions announced this morning are being created by pharmaceutical companies.
In Dublin, APC Ltd opened its new process research facility in Cherrywood.
The company, which helps convert molecules developed in the lab into finished products ready for manufacturing, is to create 100 high-skill jobs over the next 18 months.
Earlier, pharmaceutical company MSD announced it will create 200 jobs in quality, engineering, supply chain and commercial operations, across three of its Irish sites by the end of this year.
110 jobs are to be created in the company’s Carlow facility; 50 at its Cork base and a further 40 in Co Tipperary.
Elsewhere Swissport Ireland Limited said it is creating over 200 jobs at Dublin Airport.
The company is recruiting staff in the areas of customer service agents, ramp handling agents, flight operations, security and aircraft appearance operatives in order to support the positive development.
Dublin Airport’s managing director, Vincent Harrison, said he was pleased by Swissport’s continuing growth.
“We are delighted to see Swissport’s business go from strength to strength at Dublin Airport. The recruitment of a further 200 jobs, on top of the 350 recently announced by Dublin Airport further endorses the economic impact of the airport.”