Over 250 jobs are created across State

New posts in the telecoms, engineering, food and online sectors.

Eir supplier KN Network Services will recruit 100 staff  within the next three months. Photograph: iStock

Eir supplier KN Network Services will recruit 100 staff within the next three months. Photograph: iStock

 

Over 250 jobs are being created in the State across the telecoms, engineering, food and online sectors.

Eir has announced the creation of 100 jobs related to the rollout of high-speed fibre broadband across Ireland.

The positions include poling crews, cabling technicians and fibre splicers, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

KN Network Services, one of its suppliers, will recruit the staff required and expects to fill the majority of roles within the next three months.

The move is part of an increase in Eir crews and contractors to 800, including 50 apprenticeships already in place, working on the rollout of high-speed fibre broadband to rural areas.

The company has said it is committed to recruiting 300 apprentices over the course of the expansion and will be announcing a further recruitment drive for apprentice and engineering roles in the coming months.

“Eir has embarked on the largest telecoms investment project of its kind in Ireland. To date, we have spent close to €400 million alone on our high-speed fibre broadband rollout programme,” said Open Eir managing director Carolan Lennon.

Engineering design company Biopharma Engineering has also announced it will create 70 jobs over the next three years.

The company, which is headquartered in Cork, opened a new office in Dublin today.

Speaking at the office opening, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor said the 70 new positions will be highly skilled graduate jobs.

It is expected that 20 new positions will be created in the Cork office and 50 new positions are being filled by Dublin office.

Founded by John O’ Reilly and Richard Holohan, Biopharma Engineering has doubled its workforce over the last 18 months and currently employs 80 people.

“Our company has delivered capital projects worth more than €500 million for our clients and we continue to scale in terms of markets, capabilities and ambition,” Mr O’ Reilly said.

Meanwhile, Yroo, a search engine for shoppers, is to create 33 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.

The company is expanding its Dublin offices in order to build out global operations and support in more than 35 countries where the company currently transacts.

The Irish office will be responsible for management and international sales, as well as business development, marketing, software development and customer support.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said this is another vote of confidence in Ireland and in the skills of the Irish workforce.

“It is so fitting that a company designed to harness ‘people power’ has decided to invest in Ireland,” she said.

Yroo has grown its customer base to more than 10 million users and is currently growing at an average of 15,000 new registered users per day, primarily driven by peer-to-peer recommendations.

Glanbia also announced it would creating 50 new graduate positions.

The new roles will include opportunities for graduates in areas including accountancy, IT and agricultural science.