The RTE website yesterday reported that 50 new jobs have been promised to Galway in Ireland, thanks to the US-based computer software company NEI. In addition, the delivery company Nightline has also come forward to say that it will be looking to recruit into a further 50 vacant posts in Dublin, once a planned expansion is completed.

NEI has decided to start up an office in Galway, Ireland, in order to meet the demand it is seeing for products and services in the European market. THe 50 new jobs it will be creating will sit in the manusfacturing and techology support sector. NEI was founded in 1997, has its headquarters in Massachusetts and employs approximately 250 people across the globe.

‘Ireland offers a great place from which to do business with its ease of access to Europe, an increasingly competitive environment and a highly skilled and talented workforce,’ said NEI’s CEO Greg Shortell.

In addition, Nightline the delivery company has said that its staff increase in Dublin will be due to the completion of an expansion to its headquarters at Mygan Park. The company employs about 600 people and it has depots in seven Irish cities.

Nightline said it had been given planning permission to increase its facility by 40% to accommodate extra business. Nightline’s CEO, John Tuohy, said the development would cost €5.5m.

‘We are performing very strongly, especially given the current economic climate in Ireland,’ Mr Tuohy added.

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