Technology Firm LexisNexis And Knitwear Group Carraig Donn Announce New Jobs
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, analytics and technology to help organisations predict and manage risk, plans to establish a data analytics centre in Dublin.
Over the next three years, LexisNexis plans to add approximately 70 new jobs, with most of these roles related to the data analytics centre with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The facility will support the company’s UK and Ireland insurance operations as well as supplement US-based operations.
“With our technology capabilities, there is an opportunity for us to continue to expand the data analytics and enrichment solutions we provide our insurance customers across the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America,”
“Our customers are continually looking for more ways to better understand their business and their customers, using big data and technology, and see LexisNexis as a key partner in helping them achieve this.”
Bill McCarthy, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis provides insurers with tools to assess and manage risk across their motor, household, commercial and life insurance businesses. The company is a market leader in the US working with 100 per cent of the US general (property and casualty) insurance market. It also supplies products to solutions to more than 90 per cent of the UK insurance market.
Carraig Donn said it is to create 30 jobs in Westport
Meanwhile, in Westport, Carraig Donn said it is to create 30 new jobs in Westport in a move that will bring its total workforce up to 450 people. The group said it looking for machinists, warehousing staff, knitters and management with recruitment already underway.
Carraig Donn, which was founded by Padraig and Máire Hughes in 1965, has an annual turnover of close to €40 million, and is the largest knitwear manufacturing plant in Ireland.
The company manufactures and designs Irish made knitwear using 100 per cent natural yarns and its products are distributed worldwide.
“The directors of Carraig Donn are committed to improving the efficiency of our facility and this investment helps to protect the current jobs in Ireland while putting Carraig Donn in a stronger position to compete in a very challenging global market,”
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