NEW JOBS FOR Carlow and Waterford have been announced by an indigenous Irish company in the US and an Irish-American collaboration in Ireland.
Carlow company Netwatch has invested €3 million in its expansion in North America and will create 50 jobs there over the next 18 months. It will also see 30 positions filled between its Boston and Carlow operations by the end of this year.
Netwatch provides security and protection services to private individuals and companies.
Speaking at the US launch, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an audience in Boston that Netwatch is a “prime example of the potential of Irish services companies to become multinationals, creating jobs and wealth not only for Ireland”.
Separately, the announcement that 30 jobs will be created in Waterford has been welcomed by local TDs.
Local Waterford employer Rigney Dolphin has teamed up with the US-based Cleveland Clinic resulting in the new positions.
The international collaboration will provide a range of patient management services, patient outreach programmes and tele-health services across Europe and the US.
Rigney Dolphin says it expects more jobs to be created in the near future. The firm has provided the Cleveland Clinic with a range of contact centre consultancy services over the past two years.
The jobs announcement was also made in America, where Taoiseach Enda Kenny is currently visiting.