75 jobs boost in Cork tech sector

75 jobs boost in Cork tech sector

Pictured at the breakfast event celebrating Oxford Global Resources’ 25 years at its European headquarters in Cork are An Tánaiste Simon Coveney and team member Colin Sheehan. Picture: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

SEVENTY-FIVE new tech jobs were announced for Cork yesterday.

Fifty of the 75 jobs are to be filled over the next 24 months with EDPAC International, a data centre and air cooling systems manufacturer.

The company is looking to recruit design engineers, refrigeration technicians, plumbers, electricians, quality engineers, and logistics personnel.

Established in 1968 in the US, EDPAC International currently employs over 80 people in its Newmarket and Carrigaline sites, with the latter being where its 5,000 square metres manufacturing site is located.

The Irish operations, run in Cork, have been ongoing since 1985. The Carrigaline manufactory complex is the last EDPAC-named factory.

Enterprise Ireland’s David Byrne praised EDPAC, saying the company was a good example for innovative local businesses to overcome challenges like Brexit and expand globally.

EDPAC has installations across the world, in airports, stadiums and metros.

The remaining 25 jobs come as consultancy firm specialising in IT, life sciences, and engineering, Oxford Global Resources, celebrates its 25th year in Ireland.

The 25 new Irish roles are set to be filled this year, with the company seeking technical recruiters and account managers.

The jobs were announced at a breakfast event which the Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said: “The IDA has worked closely with Oxford over the last 25 years, and it has been rewarding to see its workforce grow to 129. We will continue to offer them the IDA’s full support as their expansion here continues.”

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in the US, the Cork branch of Oxford started in 1994 with four employees and currently employs 129 people here.

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