Drive of locals ensured big jobs boost

The announcement of 280 new jobs in Tralee this morning has been enthusiastically welcomed by Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council.

Healthcare communications organisation Relatecare has set up its new hub in the Munster Technological University and will now begin the recruitment of a further 250 staff with 30 already in place.

With the offer of hybrid, a mix of onsite and remote working, there is already a huge level of interest from those seeking employment across Ireland in the Tralee site.

Chamber Alliance CEO, Colette O’Connor
Mayor of Kerry Cllr Jimmy Moloney

Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Colette O’Connor, said her looking forward to supporting the company as it gets off the ground.

“I was particularly delighted to see the provision for Irish speakers with the intent to recruit

some roles from within the Corca Dhuibne area of West Kerry. The Irish language is often overlooked, so on this occasion it’s another positive,” she stated.

Former CEO of Tralee Chamber Ken Tobin and his HQ Kerry business partner Tom O’Leary were instrumental in bringing the company into Tralee with strong competition from other locations including Kilkenny.

Ken Tobin: Played important role

The Chamber Alliance said it was the drive of local business people and the facilities at MTU, particularly around nursing and hospitality where customer service is key and that helped to confirm Tralee as the prime location for set-up.

Kerry County Council has welcomed the announcement and noted that work is already underway on recruiting the staff, who will provide administrative support and clinical advice through a variety of technologically-advanced platforms to healthcare companies across the globe, covering access to care activities and post discharge management.

“The announcement is a vote of confidence in Kerry and it demonstrates that the county has an environment and infrastructure that is attractive to companies looking to invest, and also attractive to their employees,” said Mayor of Kerry Cllr Jimmy Moloney.

“The work carried out by the various agencies, both at local and national level, has encouraged companies to look at growing in Kerry, and along with indigenous businesses operating globally from Kerry headquarters, shows that Kerry is an ideal place to live, work and visit,” he said.

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