Three State-supported firms to hire 100 staff

Technology and manufacturing jobs to come on stream in Dublin and Galway by 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs by three Enterprise Ireland backed firms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs by three Enterprise Ireland backed firms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fri, May 24, 2013, 11:39

Three companies have announced plans to take on more than 100 staff over the next three years after receiving investment from Enterprise Ireland.

Technology firms Cubic Telecom and VoiceSage today announced they would be hiring in Dublin and manufacturer Advant Medical is to add to its workforce in Galway.

Mobile connectivity specialist Cubic Telecom said it would be taking on 70 staff over the next three years. The development comes on the back of the firm receiving a combined $5.2 million (€4 million) in funding from Enterprise Ireland, Qualcomm Incorporated, ACT Venture Capital and TPS Investments.

Cublic Telecom said the money would allow it to expand its operations globally and continue to invest in its “unique software platform and mobile network”.

Advant Medical, which produces medical devices at a premises in the Parkmore Industrial Estate in Galway city, is to receive €2.4 million in investment through Enterprise Ireland with the support of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise.

The company said it would use the backing to “expand its production capabilities and move to higher value products and services to meet increasing demand”. It is to take on 34 staff over the next four years, which would increase its workforce to some 130.

Customer communications technology specialist VoiceSage said it would be investing over €1 million in a research and development programme having too received funds through Enterprise Ireland with the support of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise.

VoiceSage said it planned to take on 10 staff during the next 24 months.

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton welcomed the announcements.

“A key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is supporting Irish companies in gaining a greater share of the €80 billion spent by multinationals here on goods and services every year,” he said.

“In 2013 we have targeted an additional €500million in contracts for Irish companies out of that.”