There was some good news on the local jobs front this week, with the announcement that Rigney Dolphin is to create another 45 jobs at its city-based call centre.

The company has won a €2 million contract with Chorus NTL parent company UPC in a deal that will bring to 1,100 the number of people employed by Rigney Dolphin in Waterford.

The securing of the contract, which is designed to add sales to UPC’s cable and digital TV, voice and broadband products, follows a successful run for the Rigneydolphin group, which last year opened a €5 million contact centre at the IDA Industrial Estate in Waterford.

Established in 1990, Rigney Dolphin is one of the country’s leading outsource service providers. The group’s headquarters are in Waterford and it also has centres in Dublin and Dundalk.