Last Monday, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney announced the creation of 260 new jobs in Clonakilty, Co.Cork.
SouthWestern is the company who decided to enlarge its workforce. The outsourcing and Human Resources company will create 100 jobs immediately, and the rest in the next two years.
Neil O'Leary, Chairman of SouthWestern showed enthusiasm for the announcement:
"We are very excited by SouthWestern’s growth prospects and by the opportunities which we believe will fuel further expansion for the company. […] Cork is developing as a hub for the outsourcing sector and we are delighted to play our part, through our expansion here in Little Island in strengthening its position in that regard".
If you are interested in working for SouthWestern, please check the job opportunities on their website.
A specially-called meeting of the city council took place earlier this week.
After the result of the Colliers Report, an inquiry lead by an international property expert that focuses on the dynamics and the health of the city centre, 31 members of the city council sat down to take some measures.
The report shows that 1 out of 8 city centre businesses are empty and that some of the buildings looks untidy. It seems that property owners have not taken control of their buildings and ensured they meet modern business requirements.
The report has been released in February and 250 000€ has already been used to implement some of the recommendations of the report, but concerns show that none of the key recommendations have been implemented yet.
This meeting was the occasion to formulate an action plan and to launch a fresh start in the city centre!
Cork Midsummer Festival has started on 19th June
The Festival, which brings artists from all over the world to the rebel city, will host various multi-disciplinary arts events all over the city.
Dance, music, theatre and visual arts are the main features of Cork Midsummer Festival. The festival is also an occasion to discover the many cultural venues Cork is dotted with, not only the many theatres of the city, but also its parks and gardens.
Every event has its own ticket price. Please check the official website for further information and for buying your tickets.
The festival is going to end on Monday 23th June.
The summer is here and it’s time to enjoy some walking among the Irish gardens.
From pet pigs to strange sculptures and boat trips, the West Cork gardens have a lot to offer.
The West Cork garden trail hosts some of the most beautiful garden of Ireland, and most of them will open their gates to visitors this month.
There are 16 gardens on the 2014 trail which will run from this Saturday over the next two weeks.
According to the spokeswoman Miriam Cotton “The trail season coincides with the height of the blooming season, it is the height of summer and the time the gardens are at their best”.
Check out their website to know more about it: http://www.westcorkgardentrail.com
The number one attraction in Cork according to tripadvisor is back: Pulses of Tradition. From June to September you will have the chance to go and see this publicly acclaimed show in the Trisket Arts Centre.
Pulses of Tradition is a voyage inside the Irish traditional culture featuring internationally recognised Irish musicians.
From the fiddle to the whistle passing by the banjo and the piano guitar, the show broadcasts a wild panel of Irish musical traditions.
The music is accompanied by Irish dance and some tap dancing and the whole spectacle is enhanced by the stunning scenery of Triskel Christchurch.
Pulses of Tradition is a must see if you want to dig into the best of Irish Culture. You can see all the dates of the event on the official website: http://www.pulsesoftradition.com
Aldi announced that it will create around 450 jobs before the end of the year.
The grocery store chain is currently expanding all over Ireland, increasing its number of shops.
Aldi is now seeking for applications for several positions including area managers, store managers, assistant store managers and store assistants.
The management positions are introduced by a full training programme “covering the complete spectrum of our business, to include product knowledge, store operations, financial administration, logistics and property management” according to Niall O’Connor, Managing director of Aldi’s.
Aldi cover now 8% of the Irish grocery market and is since 2008 the fastest growing retailer. It already has 107 stores all over the country and employs around 2400 people.
Tesco remains the most powerful grocery store in the country, but the discount supermarkets - Aldi and Lidl - are expanding fast and now control more than 17% share of the market.
You can apply and see the opportunities directly at the careers section of Aldi’s website.
A major expansion of Oxford International has been announced by Taioseach Enda Kenny this week. They will create up to 56 jobs in the rebel city.
Oxford International is a Cork-based information technology and engineering company. It places engineering specialists and IT from all over Europe.
The company already employs 65 people at its headquarters on Penrose Quay.
To supply this expansion, the main branch of Oxford International is investing €16m in Cork.
Keep updated of the career opportunities on their official website: http://www.oxfordcorp.com/current-openings
EazyCity celebrates 10 Years in Business!
The EazyCity Team celebrated, together with partners, collaborators and friends, its 10 years in business at the Cork Opera House on the 1st of May.
It was the occasion to delve into the past and take some time to view what has been accomplished since the launch of the company. Everything started from a simple (and great) idea in 2004 and today EazyCity welcomes more than 2000 people a year coming from all over the World.
It was the occasion to thank all the people involved in this adventure so far and those who are still contributing to the growth of EazyCity.
A decennial growth that is not going to stop
The event was also an occasion to talk about the future. Today EazyCity has 3 offices in two countries (Ireland and UK) and provides services in 5 different cities (Cork, Dublin, London, Edinburgh and Galway), but of course the directors Enrico Zoppi and Julia Lynes want to “keep going” and aim even further.
USA? Why not! EazyCity will soon starting doing business across the Atlantic, in New York City and Miami.
A very special thanks to all the clients that appreciated the EazyCity service and allowed the company to grow and expand abroad. We hope you had/have/will have a wonderful experience with us.
The company Sea Fibre Network proposed to construct a giant underwater cable to link Cork to Great Britain. Today, all Cork Internet communication is travelling through the underwater cable that links Dublin to HolyHead (Wales).
The new underwater cable will accelerate all Internet connections and it will also help to secure the communication and the data exchange of the big IT companies in Cork.
This cable will increase the attractiveness of the city regarding the IT firms that wish to implant a new office in Europe. With such a new infrastructure we are wondering which new big multinational will join companies such as Trend Micro, Apple and EMC in the rebel city.
For years Cork has been hosting big IT companies, such as Apple and IBM, but now a new enterprise is in town: VCE Vision software, an advance software society has decided to open a new site in Cork with the slogan “Opportunity happens here”.
The company, recently founded from the union of four distinguished software and computer firms, is growing very fast. VCE wants to invest a great amount of resource in its new venue and aims to create 150 new jobs by 2015.
At the moment there are open positions as engineers and technical writers and the official site is always up date with new opportunities.