Clonmel gets 200 new jobs

Eamon Lacey

Reporter:

Eamon Lacey

Ministers Richard Bruton, Ann Phelan, Alan Kelly and Tom Hayes being briefed by Eishtec co-founder Heather Reynolds at company headquarters in Waterford  at the announcement of 200 jobs for Clonmel at a new purpose-built plant for the company at Ard Gaoithe. Recruitment is to start immediately.
Clonmel has landed 200 new jobs in a massive boost for the South Tipperary economy with recruitment to start immediately.

Clonmel has landed 200 new jobs in a massive boost for the South Tipperary economy with recruitment to start immediately.

Eishtec, a Waterford-based success story, has identified Clonmel as the most suitable location for the expansion of its customer service solution provider model. A day long information/recruitment drive will be held at Hotel Minella this Friday(10am to 7pm) and all 200 posts will be filled over the next six months.

“Recruitment has already started and we hope to see as many people as possible on Friday. People are invited to attend, bring their CVs and they could be interviewed on the day,” said Colm Tracey, one of the co-founders of the company.

Eishtec started trading in May 2011 with just nine employees, and already employs 1,300 people across its sites in Waterford, Wexford and Craigavon. Eishtec supports major UK brands such as EE, the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to the UK market. The Clonmel jobs created will provide customer service support for the UK market.

Eishtec will set up its Clonmel operations at a custom built premises in the Ard Gaoithe Business Park.

Heather Reynolds, owner & Operations Director, said - “We are pleased to announce the opening of our new site in Clonmel. We are recruiting immediately and have chosen Clonmel because of the large pool of talent available and the region’s great tradition of customer service in the telecommunications sector”.

The jobs announcement was made on Monday at a government launch in Waterford of its Action Plan For Jobs 2015.

Annnouncing the Clonmel jobs, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said Eishtec was a great model of what the government was trying to achieve through the jobs plan. ”Eishtec is establishing a third operation in the South East, bringing 200 jobs to Clonmel, a town with historical employment challenges, it is another massive boost for the region.”