Irish technology company, Xanadu, announced the creation of 120 new jobs in Cork. In addition, the company established its headquarters in the city.
Xanadu provides technical services to companies like Matchbook.com, a leading sports betting business. The company, founded in 2011, helps to manage massive amounts of data created in the business, using this information to identify partners and analyse consumer trends.
Its expansion into international markets has grown the company, which started with only 8 employees, in which 100 people currently work. Blackpool has been chosen to set the Xanadu headquarters.
The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, officially announced the creation of 120 jobs and also used to highlight the start of construction of an office block in Albert Quay in Cork.
Glow, the Cork Christmas Festival
If you're looking to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, Glow is for you. Glow is the name given to the Christmas Festival that is held annually in the city of Cork, which this year will take place every weekend between November 28th and December 21st.
After the Lights-Up of the Christmas last Thursday now it's time to start enjoying a full schedule of events. Willing to be more magical than ever, you can visit the food and craft market on Grand Parade, listen to or sing carols by candlelight or enjoy the bustle of Christmas shopping in the English Market.
If you like theatre, Cork offers you the chance to enjoy two Christmas musicals in December: Cinderella at the Everyman Palace Theatre and Sleeping Beauty in the Cork Opera House.
Do not want to miss a detail of this festival? Visit the official website for all events ... and start to enjoy Christmas!
SimpliVity, a US company, has announced the creation of 70 new jobs in Cork. With this facility the company plans to cover Europe, the Middle East and African markets. SimpliVity is a company founded in 2009 and based in Massachusetts dedicated to data storage and to provide hyperconverged infrastructure.
It remains to decide the new headquarters of the company, Mahon or Cork City Center are the two possibilities. The selection process of new employees is already open and over the next three years the company will gradually create 70 new jobs.
Randy Boutin, vice president of global services, said: "We continue to experience strong growth due to the rapid transition of our customers to the software defined infrastructure. We are delighted to have the opportunity to build on our Cork operations center and help boost the local economy. "
You can view job openings at this link.
The 59th Cork Film Festival will take place from the 7th to the 16th of November. The festival's creative director, James Mullighan says that "The Cork Film Festival is " Movies. Music. Ideas ". The festival is held at the Cork Opera House, Triskel Christchurch and the Gate Cinema.
In the last year, the program attracted more than 100 events, included in the 80 reproductions of films were 25 documentaries, 20 short films as well as 10 special events.
The program is a mix of photography exhibitions, world cinema, independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world. The festival is considered one of the best showcases of Irish cinema.
The festival this year has added a new award category "Spirit of the Festival Award" where six movies of several origins are involved including Irish, Spanish, British, Ukrainian, Swiss and Nepali.
You can see the full program and book tickets on the official website of the Cork Film Festival.
Take your seat!
The Tesco supermarket chain last week opened a new store in Cork, which has led to the creation of 100 new jobs. It is the 147th store in the Republic of Ireland and is located in Ballincollig, County Cork. After opening the new Tesco, they now employ 15,000 people in Ireland, 1,100 of which are in the County of Cork.
The new store features a wide range of fresh food and hundreds of local products, including local businesses like Healy's Honey and Denise's Delicious, the latter offers gluten-free baked goods.
The new jobs are divided among the departments of accounting, human resources, administration and business management, marketing, sales and customer service. It is the first of a series of projects that will continue to increase labour supply in this area, McDonalds will create 60 new jobs in the coming weeks with the opening of a new restaurant.
Now we can add one more event to the long list of Halloween events. The Dragon of Shandon is a festival organized by Cork Community Art Link and has a parade in the city center every year. The festival is a collaboration between artists, associations and individuals to show their art.
The festival will take place between Wednesday 29 October to Friday 31 October. All the volunteers have worked in the festival for the past year to restructure and convert the Dragon of Shandon in a reference.
The hub of the festival will be a huge marquee at Anne's Park. During the day, families can enjoy a variety of activities while in the evening visitors will find a cabaret and live music. At the festival there will be fire, food, workshops and local film shorts. Samhain traditional games will be held for children in The Shandon Tower and the garden of the Butter Museum.
One of the most anticipated moments will be the Grand Dragon Parade on Friday at 7.00pm. The tour will begin in the building Butter Museum and tour the streets of the city of Cork.
You can find the full program of activities on the official festival website. Grab your coat and get ready to enjoy this festival of the Dragon!
EazyCity has just been announced as one of the Finalists in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2014!
We will take part to the Finals in the category Best Digital Marketing for a SME!
The competition aims to showcase the innovative use of digital marketing in driving business performance and to spotlight effective digital marketing strategy by Cork Businesses.
So, what comes next?
The winners will remain a closely guarded secret until the announcement at a gala lunch in the Kingsley Hotel (Cork) on the 6th of November: fingers crossed for our Marketing Team!
Please visit the official website of the Cork Chamber for more info.
The iconic festival will take place between Thursday the 23rd and Monday the 27th October. The program this year features over 1,000 musicians from 18 different countries, which has become one of the most emblematic festivals in Ireland.
In this exciting program appear names like Dianne Reeves, Ginger Baker, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Michel Legrand, Carla Cook and Ed Cherry, representatives of jazz, soul, funk and indie. El festival, in its 36th edition, will start on Thursday 23rd October 23 in Cork Opera House with Imelda May performing during two nights.
Like most cities in Ireland, Cork is full of pubs and music halls, but the performances will also take place in the streets of the Rebel City. Although the music will be present in all events during these five days it is not the main reason why thousands of people are expected to visit Cork. The director of the program said that the entire Irish atmosphere during these events is what really attracts people.You can find all the program details and in order to buy tickets, visit the festival’s website. Enjoy the music!
Cork is one of the main regions where there are a large number of jobs in the field of IT. From today, 100 new jobs will be created in this sector thanks to an American company.
SolarWinds, a company monitoring networks is expected to announce a significant expansion of its European headquarters in the City Gate development in its Mahon Office, which already employs about 150 people. It is expected that the 100 new jobs are highly skilled. SolarWinds provides support to more than one million network engineers in 126 countries.
SolarWinds, based in Texas, was founded in 1999 and established its European headquarters in Cork in 2007 in running sales operations, technical support and financial functions. The company said at the time that the availability of a highly skilled workforce combined with a vibrant information and communications lifestyle, were some of the key reasons why they chose Cork.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated person who wants to be part of a dynamic young company which is currently expanding operations in Ireland, the UK and soon in other countries!
The suitable candidate will be friendly, outgoing, flexible, a good team player, responsible, well-organised and with a keen attention to detail.
The tasks included in this position include:
- Creating invoices for all 3 branches
- Updating debtors statements and associated files
- Updating cash flow files for all 3 branches
- Sending updated statements to debtors
- Liaising with customers re payments
- Completing end of month accounts
- Reconciling bank accounts
- Reconciling nominal ledger accounts
- Creating reports
- Use of Sage system
The candidate will be required to work generally from Monday – Friday 09.30 – 17.30 / 10.00 – 18.00.
This is an unpaid internship position for a period of 5/6 months.
Shared room accommodation will be provided free of charge by the company for the duration of the internship.
Candidates must be available to start asap and have an Upper Intermediate level of English.
Additional languages would be an advantage.
Please send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org