eishCall centre outlet Eishtec, arguably the success story of the Waterford city economy over the past two years, is to increase its workforce in Waterford and Wexford by 250 by mid-2014.
The jobs boost, which was welcomed across the political spectrum last week, will see 150 new jobs created at its Waterford base, with a further 100 jobs to be created in neighbouring Wexford.
According to company co-founder Heather Reynolds: “The rapid growth of the business has been challenging but not surprising. We have a particular approach to providing customer service that delivers a performance and experience that both our clients and customers love.”
Welcoming the news, Mayor of Waterford John Cummins stated: “I want to pay tribute to founders Heather Reynolds, Colm Tracey and Brian Barry for their ambition, vision and determination. Together, they are delivering hugely for this region.
“Eishtec is a real Waterford and Irish success story and the company’s leadership is engaged in all aspects of business life here and contribute to the wider efforts underway to renew the region’s economy.”
In less welcome news, Bausch & Lomb is to lay off 48 temporary workers “over the coming weeks due to a rebalancing of manufacturing needs in the plant”, a spokesperson said.