Mailing solutions firm Neopost to create 100 jobs in Dublin

France-based company to invest €15m in new European operations centre in Citywest

Frank Feighan, TD; Tony McLoughlin, TD; Senator Michael Comiskey; and  Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at IT Sligo where the Minister  launched a jobs strategy for the north, aimed at creating 28,000 jobs by 2020. Photograph: James Connolly

Frank Feighan, TD; Tony McLoughlin, TD; Senator Michael Comiskey; and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at IT Sligo where the Minister launched a jobs strategy for the north, aimed at creating 28,000 jobs by 2020. Photograph: James Connolly

 

Neopost is to invest €15 million in a new European operations centre in Dublin, which will create 100 jobs over the next two years.

The France-headquartered provider of mailing solutions said the new centre, which will be based in Citywest, would help manage 300,000 active customers in 13 European countries, including Ireland.

The 100 new jobs will be in the areas of management, finance, IT, telesales and administration. The company said the jobs were being created as a result of increasing numbers of customers choosing Neopost to help them transition from physical documents to digital communications.

“These are highly skilled jobs across a range of disciplines and are welcome news for Dublin and the wider region,” Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash said. Neopost chief operating officer Clem Garvey said Dublin would be a very important site for the company’s global operations.

European operations centre

Neopost currently employs more than 6,000 people worldwide, including 59 in Ireland.

The company has also announced a new joint venture with French mail services company Esker, to establish Irish-based Neotouch Cloud Solutions. This business will help customers across Europe transition from traditional mail services to a digital alternative.

News of the jobs boost for Dublin comes a day after the Government announced a job strategy for the northeast and northwest regions aimed at creating 28,000 jobs by 2020.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched the North East/North West Action Plan in Sligo and Drogheda as part of the Government’s € 250 million regional jobs strategy.

During the downturn, 31,600 jobs were lost in the region, which covers counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth. The strategy is targeting employment growth of 10-15 per cent above current employment levels.

Key sectors include agri-food, manufacturing/engineering and tourism, as well as digital payments, cleantech and creative services.

Mr Bruton said: “Jobs are growing right across the country, but they are growing faster in some regions than in others.”