Monday, January 27th 2014
- Tyco is establishing a business service centre in Cork with the creation of 500 jobs
- Great boost for the city and proof that is has regained its competitiveness
- Tyco is the world’s largest fire protection and security company
The possible creation of 500 jobs at this new multinational facility is a fantastic boost for Cork, and further cements the city’s strong reputation for attracting foreign direct investment. Tyco is a huge international company with operations in 1,000 locations worldwide and $10 billion in annual revenues. It is very welcome back to the Cork business community, after it closed manufacturing facilities here in 2007 and 2008.
The company has stated that Ireland’s status as the host of support operation centres for numerous international firms played a significant role in its decision to locate here. It is also clear that the company believes Ireland has become much more competitive, as it cited a lack of competitiveness as one of the reasons for its withdrawal from the Irish market just six years ago.
Tyco representatives say they are keen to build a local talent pool to fill the new roles. I would encourage anyone interested in applying to do so without delay by visiting the company’s local career website at www.tycocareers-cork.com.
The creation of 500 new jobs in Cork will have a positive knock on effect for the local economy, with hundreds of spin off jobs likely to be created in support industries. The Tyco jobs will be created across a range of areas including sourcing and procurement, customer service, research and development, information technology, and finance.
This is yet another positive day on the jobs front for Cork. I would like to commend the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD, for his tireless work in encouraging international firms like Tyco to bring their operations to Ireland and create jobs here. I look forward to further positive announcements for Cork in the coming months.