Accent Solutions to create 100 new jobs

Business, Employment | Fri 8 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
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Dublin-based Accent Solutions is to create 100 new jobs over the coming 24 months, increasing its workforce to 133 by the end of this month and it is expected to reach 230 by the end of next year.

Established in 2012 by founders Anne Ita Ryan and Martin McMahon, the company specialises in providing a range of engineering and facilities solutions.

Announcing the new jobs, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, said: “This is a great day for a young company going from strength to strength. By adding 100 jobs, Accent Solutions will also contribute to the wider employment recovery that the Government is driving. We will soon have more than 2 million people at work, and that’s because of strong economic recovery and dynamic companies like Accent growing their business.

“A central focus of mine has been transforming the Department from the passive benefits provider of old to an active and engaged public employment service. That has required the goodwill and cooperation of employers, and Accent Solutions was one of the companies that came on board to provide work experience and training for young jobseekers, many of whom had never worked since they left school. Martin McMahon also gave time from his hectic work schedule as MD of a company to address employers’ briefings and to become involved in a number of initiatives benefiting not just jobseekers but also local communities. Support such as this is immeasurable.”

Professor Brian MacCraith, president, DCU, commented: “The ‘smart buildings’ focus of Accent Solutions fits well with the Internet of Things (IoT) and cleantech cluster of companies that has established itself in DCU Alpha, supported by the research capabilities of DCU’s Energy Design Lab, the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics as well as the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. We look forward to continued collaboration with Accent as they develop their business in Ireland.”