Ireland’s largest home grown Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider Abtran is set to create 350 new jobs in Sligo.
As part of its expansion plan in the north-west region of Ireland, Abtran will base a new regional operations centre in a high-tech facility at Finisklin Business Park.
Recruitment for the roles in Sligo has began, with the operations centre expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2018.
At present, Abtran already employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and Southern India. The company is a specialist provider of services in sectors including government, transport, utilities and financial services and marks its 21st anniversary this year.
For more information on the variety of new roles that will be available or to submit a CV, applicants are invited to email Abtran’s Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]. Details on Abtran’s Sligo Careers Fair and a new jobs page will be announced over the coming weeks.
The announcement was made by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, together with Pat Ryan, CEO of Abtran and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland. The development is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland.
Minister Humphreys said this was a “tremendous day” for all involved.
Speaking about Abtran’s choice of location she said:
“The fact that they have chosen to invest in the north-west to serve their business markets both at home and abroad is a testament to the confidence they have in the region and its talented workforce.”
Pat Ryan, CEO of Abtran added:
“We engaged in a detailed process where potential locations were reviewed and assessed in consultation with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
“Based on the skillsets identified for our business needs, we selected the North West region as the location for our new operations hub and we are very pleased to announce these new jobs in Sligo which will complement our overall high quality workforce.”
Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland concluded:
“Abtran is a great example of how an Irish business, with a blueprint for services innovation, can successfully accelerate and rapidly scale its business in international markets.”