The Mater Private Hospital in Cork is to recruit up to 150 doctors, nurses and other medical staff over the next two years in a €70m expansion.
Health professionals currently working abroad will be targeted for recruitment.
Anna Fitzgerald, chief executive, Mater Private Cork said that, since opening in 2013, the facility’s aim has been to become the leading private hospital in Munster.
“Our commitment today, to further increase our workforce by 150, is a further manifestation of this objective,”
Ms Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Mater Private Cork
Elsewhere, a French financial services and software development company has announced 90 new jobs over the next two years with the establishment of a base in Dublin.
SideTrade provides payment solutions to companies on 65 countries and will offer the jobs in the areas of accounting, financial expertise and customer support.
The company CEO Olivier Novasque said they had chosen Dublin for its well-educated and motivated workforce.
The investment is being supported by the IDA.
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the announcement was a “boost” for a strategy Government had been pursuing of attracting investment from European countries.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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