Five field sales jobs available in Dundalk

logo1NK Communications are recruiting in Dundalk for five Domestic Field Sales Representatives for one Ireland’s leading energy suppliers.

Full training is provided. Competitive commission and salary available.

Please email your CV to cfox@nkcommunications.ie or contact Ciara Fox on 083 106 4163 by either calling or texting for call back.

New dental surgery to open in Dundalk next month

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A new dental surgery will open on the Avenue Road next month.

Friel & McGahon Dental will be located in the Avenue Road Centre, above the likes of Country Fresh and Kieran’s Avenue Pharmacy.

Work on the surgery has been ongoing for a number of weeks with its entrance set to be the one currently shared with The Gym.

The practice will be run by husband and wife team Fergus Friel and Aimee McGahon, who are well known for their work in recent years in Hollywood’s Dental Surgery in Dublin Street.

The surgery will be open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5.30pm with further details available on www.frielandmcgahon.ie or by calling 042 9336214. Evening and Saturday appointments will be available also.

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Fergus Friel

Aimee McGahon

Aimee McGahon

Mexx’s Dundalk concession to close

og-shareThe Mexx fashion brand is set to close its concession in Houston’s in Dundalk.

The closure comes after the label’s Dutch-based parent compant went bankrupt in December, with more than two dozen stores and concessions across the country also closing.

Banbridge-based businessman John Houston has operated the Mexx brand as a franchise since 2011 but their bankruptcy has meant that the supply of stock has come to an end.

It is understood that no jobs will be lost as a result of the closure, with staff being redeployed to other parts of the Houston’s store on Clanbrassil Street.

New manufacturing and office facilities for Dundalk to begin construction next year

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Peter Fitzpatrick TD

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has confirmed that construction on the new manufacturing and office facilities in Dundalk will commence next year.

The new facilities will be built as part of IDA Ireland’s investment of over €150 million as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, with Dundalk one of the nine locations set to be benefit from the investment.

Deputy Fitzpatrick said the new facilities “will attract foreign direct investment to Dundalk and the surrounding areas including the Cooley area, Ardee and Dunleer.”

He also said he was pleased with local Live Register figures, saying that things were moving in the right direction.

“It is worth noting that unemployment has fallen from over 15% to 10% and in Dundalk there has been a fall of over 19% from a high in 2011 when Fine Gael took over Government. This represents a net fall of 3,438 people who have been taken off the Live Register in Dundalk and surrounding areas,” said Fitzpatrick.

“It is clear that we in Louth are now competing with Dublin and Cork in attracting foreign direct investment, which can be seen with the new jobs announcements by SalesSense and PayPal recently.”

New manufacturing and office facilities to be built in Dundalk as part of jobs strategy

IDA-IrelandNew manufacturing and office facilities will be built in Dundalk as part of the Government’s five-year strategy to accelerate job growth around the country.

Dundalk has been earmarked as one of nine locations where building world will commence to provide new facilities to companies.

This is part of a plan from IDA Ireland to help attract more multi-national jobs into each region.

In total €150 million will be invested into the capital investment project with €250m going into the overall strategy.

Other towns where advanced manufacturing and office facilities will be built include Sligo, Tralee, Castlebar, Galway, Limerick, Athlone, Carlow and Waterford.

Eddie Rocket’s eyeing Dundalk for new restaurant

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Eddie Rocket’s are believed to be eyeing up Dundalk as a possible destination for a new diner.

Last week the American-style diner announced expansion plans, which includes the establishment of 20 new restaurants around Ireland this year.

Dundalk is understood to be one of the areas earmarked with possible locations currently being looked at within the town.

Eddie Rocket’s has had a diner in Drogheda for a number of years now and last December opened a restaurant in the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry, creating 25 jobs.

It is understood, however, that the proposed expansions would be similar to the new Rockets outlets that have recently opened in the IFSC, St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin.

SalesSense officially launch new engagement centre with 100 jobs on the way to Dundalk

The opening of the new SalesSense engagement centre in Dundalk today

The opening of the new SalesSense engagement centre in Dundalk today

Ministers Richard Bruton and Ged Nash were in Dundalk today to welcome the opening of a brand new, state of the art Customer Engagement Centre established by SalesSense International. The engagement centre at the Finnabair Industrial Estate is the first fully cloud-based centre in Europe and will create 100 new jobs this year.

Speaking at the unveiling, Minister Bruton commented: “At the heart of our Action Plan for Jobs for 2015 is accelerating jobs growth in every region of the country. All eight regions have shown jobs growth over recent years, but some regions are growing faster than others and we are putting in place a range of measures to spread the benefit of the jobs recovery.

“SalesSense is a highly innovative Irish company servicing domestic as well as overseas customers from their Dundalk HQ. Today’s announcement that they are creating an extra 100 jobs is another great boost for the North East and an example of what is possible across the country. I wish Ger and the team every success with their expansion.”

CEO of SalesSense, Ger Teahon said: “Against the economic backdrop of the past few years our announcement today is testament to the hard work and amazing passion from the whole team here in SalesSense.  As an indigenous company focused on being the best, we are absolutely thrilled that this day has finally come as the excitement levels have been building around this engagement centre for some time.  The pride and satisfaction we take in being able to build our business and create 100 jobs is fantastic and we look forward to further growth in the years ahead.

“This Engagement Centre will be unique in many ways but central to its offering will be its state of the art technology which will significantly benefit our own clients and partners. That together with our company ethos and the highly trained and skilled professionals we will provide make it a formidable proposition in the global sales and service market.”

The new cloud-based Engagement Centre unveiled by SalesSense will be omni-channel in its operation meaning it has the ability to cater for all customer needs across all communication platforms such as phone, email, direct message and social media amongst others thus significantly improving the customer experience. Meanwhile, SalesSense is very optimistic the all new Engagement Centre will stimulate further overseas investment in Ireland with several foreign companies already looking to partner with SalesSense to manage their sales and service offerings across Europe from the Dundalk location.

Ger Teahon founded the company in 2006 and in the last four years has grown the company from one employee to 150. The addition of these 100 new jobs is part of the company’s plans for continued growth from its Irish base.

Bruton to announce 100 new jobs for Dundalk this morning

SS-and-SC-logo-300x98Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will visit Dundalk this morning to officially announce more than 100 new jobs for the town.

Sales-solutions company SalesSense International will be creating the posts at their new customer engagement centre at the Finnabair Industrial Estate, off the Inner Relief Road with recruitment to begin soon.

CEO of SalesSense International Ger Teahon said: “We will fill the jobs in 2015, in sales, marketing, data analysts, IT and recruitment specialists.”

Number of jobs axed at PayPal and eBay in Dundalk

Ebay_LogoA number of people were let go in PayPal and eBay yesterday – some with immediate effect.

The job losses, the exact figure for which is unconfirmed, are part of eBay’s plans to cut 7% of its global workforce ahead of the split between it and sister company PayPal into two separate entities in an effort to maximize shareholder value.

The job losses came as something of a surprise with eBay suggesting as recently as a fortnight ago that Dundalk would be unaffected by the plan to cut jobs.

It is not yet known whether the process of cutting staff has finished or if any compensation will be paid to those affected.

One worker who contacted Talk of the Town about the cuts said: “I’m just devastated. We thought our jobs were safe but this is such a crushing blow, especially coming so soon after Christmas.”

The eBay facility in Dundalk officially opened its doors in April 2013 and has become one of the town’s biggest employers in that time.

SalesSense to announce over 100 new jobs for Dundalk this week

SS-and-SC-logo-300x98SalesSense are set to announce over 100 new jobs for Dundalk later this week.

The company, who already employ people in Dublin and Galway, are the country’s leading provider in Field Sales Customer Acquisition in both business and consumer markets.

Amongst their clients are Vodafone, Eircom PhoneWatch and The City Bin Company with their Dundalk operation set to be in the Finnabair Industrial Estate.

News of the impending jobs announcement was revealed by local TD Peter Fitzpatrick at lunchtime.

He said: “I am delighted to announce that SalesSense will be announcing over 100 new jobs for their Dundalk office this week.

“I will be meeting Minister Bruton on Thursday to discuss this wonderful news for Dundalk and will have further details available then.

“This is great news for Louth and Dundalk, in particular, and the first of many new jobs announcements over the coming 12 months.”