There was widespread welcome in Tipperary town for the announcement of 46 new jobs created by Irish energy provider PINERGY in association with local sales management company DSM.
The new jobs are in the area of sales and come as PINERGY plans expansion across Tipperary and Limerick.
Among those to welcome the news were Environment Minister Alan Kelly and Irish rugby international Paul O’Connell who is an investor in PINERGY.
PINERGY is an Irish-owned, pay as you go energy company that provides households with a ‘no more bills’ solution to their electricity utility with the PINERGY Smart Meter.
DSM is an Irish-owned sales management firm that provides sales, business development, sales management and brand recognition services to clients across Ireland.
Minister Tom Hayes, welcoming the creation of the 46 new jobs, said that as the local TD he was delighted to hear of the creation of these new jobs which will also have a positive impact on the local economy.
“Confidence in Ireland’s economy has grown over the last year and I hope this jobs announcement will be the first of many over the next few months. West Tipperary has been hit with many closures and an announcement like this can have a major impact on an area of high unemployment. It also serves as a confidence builder for a community that is trying to rebuild itself after the recession”.
PINERGY CEO and Roscrea man Enda Gunnell said: “We are delighted to announce the creation of 46 new jobs.The creation of these new jobs shows that Irish consumers are voting to take control of their electricity costs and are choosing to say goodbye to big bills. We are confident that there will be more new jobs created as PINERGY’s expansion continues.”
James Edinborough, Director, DSM, said: “We are delighted to work with PINERGY on this exciting project. These sales jobs will provide the Tipperary area with some welcome employment and will ensure that Irish consumers will get a better deal when it comes to electricity.”
Minister Kelly said: “This is a hugely welcome boost to Tipperary town and will have a hugely positive impact on the local economy and will be greatly appreciated by the local business community. I hope other companies follow the example of PINERGY & DSM and recognise the economic potential Tipperary town has. I look forward to working with these companies in hopefully creating more employment locally as their business expands.”
Paul O’Connell said: “I am delighted to be part of PINERGY. It is a young, dynamic Irish company that is providing its customers with real choice and smart solutions in the area of electricity”.