An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD were in Cork today to announce the creation of 350 new jobs at Voxpro, Ireland’s largest exporter of multilingual business process outsourcing.
Voxpro is actively recruiting multilingual, technical positions that will see its workforce increase from 500 to 850 by the end of 2014. The newly created positions will support the company’s international growth strategy. International business currently represents more than 80% of the company’s overall turnover. The new job creation is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement, An Taoiseach said: “Voxpro is a real Irish success story and a great inspiration for those setting up businesses today. Growing from employing six people to 500 and now adding a further 350 jobs is great news for Cork and contributes to the goal of making the recovery local. For our part, the Government has made it a priority to support local business to create local jobs. Voxpro is to be commended for winning business abroad to support jobs at home. The Government is helping local businesses grow and expand through our Action Plan for Jobs and recent initiatives like the roll-out of 31 Local Enterprise Offices all over the country.”
Minister Richard Bruton added: “At the centre of our jobs strategy is our determination to support a powerful engine of Irish industry. We have put in place a range of measures to deliver on this, including a joint IDA-Enterprise Ireland team to pursue joint opportunities. Voxpro, an Irish company which is winning business from some of the world’s leading multinationals, and using that to expand rapidly in export markets and creating jobs, is a great example of what we are trying to support with our plan. Today’s announcement of 350 new jobs is a huge boost for Cork, and I wish Voxpro every success with this project.”
Speaking at the expansion announcement, CEO Dan Kiely said: “Today is a very significant day for Voxpro. When my wife Linda and I founded the company 15 years ago, we had a team of six people. Today, we are Ireland’s leading exporter of Business Process Outsourcing, operating in 12 languages to over 100 indigenous and global organisations and we continue to expand at a rapid pace. We currently employ 500 people across our five sites. Today’s announcement will see this figure increase to 350 people which puts us on track to over-deliver on our commitment to employ 1,000 people internationally by the end of 2015. As our business expands, we have a very clear focus on attracting international business partners and these new highly skilled, technical roles will support our endeavours to secure global clients and become their growth partner in Europe.”