American software development company CGM announced ten jobs in Waterford this (Tuesday) morning, while recruitment firm Morgan McKinley is also taking on a number of new employees in its local office.
Last week, Morgan McKinley commenced recruitment for 80 jobs in Ireland as part of a global drive that will see them taking on 300 new employees worldwide.
The firm said the new roles, which will be based in Waterford, Dublin, Cork and Limerick, include both junior and senior consultant positions.
Meanwhile CGM Ireland Ltd, a newly established European subsidiary of Atlanta-based CGM, LLC, will be based in Arc Labs, Waterford and is currently recruiting for up to 10 positions. The main functions of the Waterford operation will include quality assurance, testing and support development activities for CGM’s online enrolment and auditing systems.
The Irish subsidiary was launched by Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Paudie Coffey, during the official opening of the Startup Gathering in Waterford on Tuesday. Co-founder Kevin Murphy said CGM chose to locate in Waterford due to a ‘strong combination of access to resources, stability of job force and technical infrastructure’.
“CGM has been developing software in Europe for several years now, and when the need arose to open an additional centre, Ireland, and Waterford in particular, seemed the best fit for our company for technical, business and cultural reasons.”
CGM was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland.
Dublin man Neil Doherty is responsible for bringing CGM and ConnectIreland together and he’s now in line to earn €15,000 through the latter’s scheme that financially rewards those who, through their introductions, help create new, sustainable jobs in Ireland.