145 jobs boost announced for south-west

Business, Employment | Tue 1 Sep | Author – Business & Finance
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Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, Marine and Defence

United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC) has announced expansion at its Irish facility, creating 25 new jobs, while Quinlan’s Seafood plans to create 125 positions over the coming year.

Located in Cork, Ireland, United Technologies Research Centre Ireland was founded in 2010 as the European research hub of UTRC.

The addition of the company’s Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems for Aerospace in Cork further strengthens Ireland’s reputation at attracting world-class research projects.

The 25 highly skilled positions will become available across several sectors: electronics, diagnostics and data analytics, controls, aircraft systems engineering and embedded systems.

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, Marine and Defence said: “I am delighted to welcome this expansion by UTRC into aerospace research. The choice of Cork for this activity is a clear demonstration of Ireland’s ability to provide a highly skilled workforce for this type of activity. An exceptional level of collaboration between industry, academia, state agencies and regulatory authorities drives Ireland’s dynamic RDI sector.”

David Parekh, vice president, Research, and director, UTRC added: “United Technologies Research Centre Ireland has flourished in the past five years, providing ground-breaking research focused on United Technologies Corp. business units in the building and industrial sector, leveraging innovations inspired by European research trends. The opportunity to grow with the IDA’s support will benefit both UTRC and the bright minds that will soon be joining the team here in Ireland.”

In other good news for the south-west, Quinlan’s Seafood is to create 120 jobs across the country.

The company is to open five more outlets across Ireland over the next 12 months, adding to its Tralee and Killarney seafood bars.

The seafood company was set up as 1960 as Kerryfish, but has traded as Quinlan’s Seafood since 200. 74 people are already employed at its plant, retail outlets and seafood bars.