Waterford Fine Gael Senator, John Cummins, has praised the “positive work” required to bring 250 new jobs to Waterford.
Infosys, a New York Stock Exchange listed company is planning a state-of-the-art
delivery centre in Waterford City. The new centre will provide voice support, customer
service and technical support operations for large global enterprises.
The new roles will cover several functions across various job levels, spanning a
multitude of skills from customer and technical support roles to finance, HR, planning, and capacity management.
Mr Cummins said: “It is fantastic to see another IDA jobs announcement for Waterford on the back of recent announcements by Bausch and Lomb, Repligen, Horizon Therapeutics and Tegus.
a further vote of confidence in Waterford as an attractive location for inward investment
“Today’s announcement brings to 660 the number of IDA- backed jobs that have been created in the past five months and they are a further vote of confidence in Waterford as an attractive location for inward investment.
“I want to personally wish the company every success as they grow and expand their team in Waterford.
He added: “I have been working closely with Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar to emphasise the importance of job creation in Waterford and the wider South East region. Since Fine Gael came into government, we have seen the continued upward trend of IDA supported employment in Waterford.
Job numbers have increased by over 50% and this trend has continued throughout 2021.
“Job numbers have increased by over 50% from 5217 in 2011 to 7875 at the end of 2020 and this trend has continued throughout 2021.
“What is especially great about this announcement is the location of the jobs, right in the heart of the city centre at Railway Square. I have to acknowledge the positive work that has been ongoing in recent times to improve and populate this area.
“These 250 new roles will not only benefit Railway Square, but it will also undoubtedly
result in a very positive spin-off for the entire city centre, he said.
Mr Varadkar was also delighted with the decision by Infosys to expand in the region.
“This is a great boost for the South East and demonstrates the attractiveness of Ireland as a location for investment from leading companies from around the world,” he said.
“The best of luck to the team, I trust you will be very happy in Waterford.”