Jobs boost for Galway with 85 new postsAugust 14, 2012 - 8:31am
TWO companies are set to create 85 jobs in Galway giving a significant boost to the county.
Homecare provider Bluebird Care and Spiddal based medical device company, Cambus Teo announced the jobs this week.
Bluebird Care will be hiring an additional 50 staff members in bringing its total workforce in Galway to 165.
The positions will come on stream over the next six months and will be open to care assistants and support workers nationwide.
Operations Director with Bluebird Care Eddie O’ Toole says: “We currently employ just short of 800 people nationwide. The creation of a further 510 positions around the country will help us fill the increased demand for home care services in Ireland. A recent report by the Carer’s Association suggests that in order to manage the current carer to cared-for population ratios, Ireland will need an additional 44,289 carers by 2021.
“We have an exceptional team who are committed to delivering first-class care. In the current economic climate we are delighted to be able to create these news jobs,” says Mr O’Toole.
Meanwhile Cambus Teo based in Spiddal, has announced the creation of a further 35 jobs having secured investment from Helix Medical, a global manufacturer for the medical device and healthcare industries.
Under the agreement, Helix Medical will provide expansion financing and acquire a fifty per cent share in the company. Barry Comerford, managing director of Cambus Teo said: “Helix Medical’s global presence combined with our complementary engineering and manufacturing capabilities offers an ideal platform for the expansion of Cambus Medical’s services. This partnership enables us to double the size of the plant, further expand our technology base and increase our product portfolio to customers worldwide.”
An Údarás na Gaeltachta supported company, Cambus Teo currently employs 50 people.
John Farragher, director of Cambus Teo is welcoming the investment: “This investment by Helix Medical underpins the company’s strategic development to date, places Cambus on solid foundation for continued growth and expansion in the future and will enable the company to remain on course to deliver a further 35 new jobs by the end of 2013”.
He added that the company would soon commence recruiting for new positions in engineering, production and management.