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Digital company adds new roles

Owen Ryan SHANNON digital marketing company Core Optimisation is taking on 13 new staff, bringing the total number of employees to 30. Founded in 2015, it is now one of the country’s top digital transformation agencies, focusing on digital transformation strategy, search engine optimisation, paid search advertising, paid social media advertising and conversion optimisation. Limerick man Kieran O’Brien has joined the company as its Director of Marketing and Communications. He said that Core Optimisation is going through a period of rapid growth and it now has some remote workers. “It has kind of exploded in the last couple of months, and there’s a need to ramp up. The majority of people would be from Clare and Limerick, but there are people working from Portugal and Spain. One guy is working from Granada, one woman went home to Portugal when Covid came and she’s staying out there now. At the moment no one is really in the office, but when we …

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Pandemic prompts more job seekers to look West

TULLA-based company Beckman Coulter is among the West of Ireland firms who are hoping to attract staff looking to relocate in the wake of the pandemic. It comes as the Western Development Commission (WDC) launched a new online jobs portal aimed at attracting professionals and their families to make new lives in Clare and the western region generally. The site, WesternJobs.ie, will help job seekers to find open roles across the region and assist employers in gauging the availability and depth of skills that they require. Commenting, Orlaith Lawler, Senior Director of Beckman Coulter, said her organisation welcomed the chance to be involved. “We are delighted to feature the open roles that we have available here at Beckman Coulter on Westernjobs.ie,” she said. “The portal will act as a one-stop shop to help attract the best talent to the West of Ireland. At Beckman Coulter, we have numerous opportunities for talented, ambitious people.” Quin native and CEO of WDC Tomás Ó Síocháin, said the initiative …

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Shannon Technical Services announces 80 additional jobs

SHANNON Technical Services, an Irish-owned aviation company based in Shannon, has announced that it will create 80 new jobs by the end of 2023. 57 of the new jobs are supported by Enterprise Ireland. The aviation company currently employs 40 people at its Shannon office and has utilised over 130 aviation technical consultants globally in Q1 2021. It will increase headcount to 60 by the end of 2021, 100 by the end of 2022, and upwards to 120 by 2023. The new roles will be across Operations, Commercial, Administration and Aviation Technical Services. As part of the controlled expansion, Shannon Technical Services (STS) will also be opening a new office in Dublin. Founded in February 2019, the company’s services include management of aircraft transitions, redeliveries, CAMO, engine management, and materials and logistics management for global aircraft lessors and airlines. Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD said, “Covid-19 has had a devastating impact …

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80 new jobs at Shannon Technical Services

EIGHTY additional jobs are to be created by Shannon Free Zone aviation services company, Shannon Technical Services by the end of 2023. The jobs will be in operations, commercial/administraton and aviation technical services. Welcoming today’s announcement Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said; “It is very heartening to watch a company grow its market share to the extent that it can announce the delivery of such commendable employment levels for Shannon by the end of its fourth year in operation. “Shannon’s link with aviation is long-standing and to have a new nameplate operating from the Free Zone, whose leaders and employees have the industry experience and capability to make such an immediate impact in the global aviation market is most encouraging. “The support from the Government, through Enterprise Ireland, is an endorsement of the strength of the company. This announcement will provide valuable employment and job opportunities in the Mid-West region and in Dublin in a variety of aviation-focused disciplines. “News …

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Staff ‘delighted’ as future of power plant is mapped out

YEARS of uncertainty for Moneypoint employees came to an end last week, with the direction for their plant being unveiled, and assurances that their jobs will be sustained into the future. In addition the construction of new infrastructure and support services are set to see the creation of hundreds of new jobs, providing a massive and overdue economic boost for West Clare. After coal burning ceases in 2025, the plant will continue in back-up mode, until the first phase of the new green energy development comes on stream three years later. The lack of a plan for a future after coal burning ended was a huge concern for west Clare, while significant job losses at the plant in 2019 meant the outlook was rather bleak, but one worker said that staff have been thrilled with last week’s development. “From the feedback I’m getting, everyone is over the moon and everyone is delighted. They’re going to use the site below to …

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Clare businesses receive €3.5m in restart grants

Clare businesses have received €3,441,338 to date from the Government’s Covid-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet. The figures were confirmed by local Fine Gael TD Joe Carey who said: “Clare County Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant and has confirmed that small and micro businesses in Clare have now been allocated just under €3,5 million so far. “This is crucial to helping local businesses to get back on their feet after what has been an extremely difficult few months. The funding is designed to help businesses with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following Covid-19 closures. Businesses can avail of between €2,000 and €10,000 for this purpose. “Getting these businesses back open is so important to the revival of our local economy here in Clare as they are such important employers.” Deputy Carey said his colleague, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar is overseeing “targeted supports” …

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Workers leaving Shannon company Avara

IT is understood that 17 workers are leaving Shannon company Avara today, as it winds down. While efforts to secure a buyer have been ongoing none has been secured and as it stands the last of the workers will leave the company in October. One of those leaving said it is very disappointing to see the company on the way out.”It’s a devastating day, it’s the second pharmaceutical in the Mid West region to go. It got an investment of €170 million less than ten years ago, to see it being wound down is devastating for the workforce here.” He feels that more should have been done to find a new owner.”We had hoped to find a buyer for the plant but it doesn’t seem to have happened. I would think if it was Cork or Dublin there would be politicians all over this. This is another kick to the Shannon region.” Owen Ryan

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