Almost 280 new jobs to be created across the south east

Plans for almost 280 new jobs to be created throughout the south east of the country are set to be announced later this morning.

The largest announcement will see 200 new jobs being created over the next six months in Clonmel by Eishtec with the opening of a new call centre in Clonmel.

The customer services firm, which was set up in 2011, now employs 1,300 people at sites in Waterford, Wexford and Craigavon.

Atlanta-based Bluefin Payment Systems, which provide a secure payment platform for merchants and financial institutions is to establish a technology and operations centre in Waterford city creating 40 new jobs over the next three to five years.

CipherTechs, the privately held information security services provider headquartered in New York is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Kilkenny creating 36 new jobs over five years at its security operations centre.

The latter two developments are supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said: “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.”

Meanwhile, Minister Bruton is set to announce details of the South East Action Plan for jobs later today which aims to create thousands of jobs in the region over the next five years.

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