Major jobs boost and investment


A TOTAL of 24 jobs and a €2.9 million investment locally have been announced with the opening of a Waterford office by the global company Spearline, which operates in 60 countries, performing testing on toll and toll free numbers worldwide with in-country automated test calls.

Professor Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), officially opened Spearline’s Waterford office in ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre, Co Waterford.  At the opening, the tech company announced the 24 new jobs, the expansion representing an investment of €2.9m over two years.

fills us with pride to be here in Waterford

Kevin Buckley, co-founder and CEO at Spearline, said: “We believe in staying true to our roots by creating employment in our localities. We are here today in a building owned by WIT, the alma mater of many Spearliners.  After today’s recruitment afternoon, we hope to add to that number and plan to continue to do so into the future. It fills us with pride to be here in Waterford as we continue to expand Spearline.”

The Mayor of Waterford, Councillor John Pratt, said: “Spearline’s story is one that we can be particularly proud of here in Waterford.  As the capital of the South East with a centre of excellence in education in Waterford Institute of Technology, it is an incredible achievement for the opening of their new global sales office here in Waterford.

“I want to congratulate Liam Dunne, his leadership and entrepreneurial talent in developing a service that will add to the quality control of an industry that already supports a large number of jobs here in Waterford, while adding their own quality jobs to that.”

This, he said positioned Waterford as a global focal-point in telecommunication support and sales.


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