Locked-down Ireland awoke on a typical Monday morning to the less-than-typical but very welcome news in these Covid times that 400 jobs are to be created by two companies, Diligent and RocDoc.

Two companies are to create 400 jobs in Ireland. These include 200 in Galway by US software firm Diligent and a further 200 nationwide by testing business RocDoc which is creating three new Covid-19 test centres around the country.

In Galway, Diligent Corporation is to create 200 local jobs across several business functions, including customer support, customer success, finance, product, HR and marketing. Diligent’s investment in Galway is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.

“The excellent talent available in the Galway community will support the nearly 50pc of our client base located outside of the US”

Headquartered in New York, Diligent empowers leaders to turn governance into a competitive advantage through unparalleled insight and highly secure, integrated SaaS applications. Its technologies are trusted by some of the largest global corporations and most influential brands, where the company helps leaders build a stronger future through modern governance.

For example, Diligent’s solutions are trusted by nearly 700,000 board directors and leaders.

“With our new international office in Galway, Diligent is making a critical investment to accelerate our growth strategy and attract exceptional talent to our team,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent.

“The key to our continued success is great people who are committed to our mission of providing clients with insights and technology to power modern governance. The excellent talent available in the Galway community will support the nearly 50pc of our client base located outside of the US, enabling us to enhance the customer experience and achieve our long-term goals. We are very pleased to establish this cross-functional office in Ireland and to be in the good company of many thriving tech companies. We thank the Irish government for supporting this initiative, and we look forward to many years of collaboration as we strive to be a productive corporate citizen in the country.”

The jobs in Galway for which Diligent is currently hiring can be found at https://landing.cpl.com/diligent/jobs-ireland.html

“The commitment to more than 200 new jobs by Diligent is a welcome boost to the economy of Galway and the West region,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“It is a huge vote of confidence in Ireland and demonstrates our continued agile and adaptable business environment at a time of unprecedented global flux due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Ireland offers a safe and stable investment location with access to the EU market, an educated and skilled workforce and an attractive environment where people want to live and work.”

Good news in these testing times

Meanwhile, also creating jobs across Ireland is rocDoc, which plans to open three new private Covid-19 test centres amid soaring demand from the public.

These centres will generate 200 jobs.

RocDoc plans to launch a second test centre in Ashbourne where it is headquartered and has advanced plans for centres in Cork and in the Limerick/Clare region.

The company offers molecular tests at a cost of between €149 and €199 depending on how quickly the results are needed.

RocDoc is in the process of recruiting for swabbing stf, various medical professinoals and customer care staff.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 2 November, 2020

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