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Sigmar to more than double its workforce by end of 2018

Sigmar Recruitment is to more than double its own workforce with the creation of 150 new jobs by the end of 2018. The announcement was made by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD.

The jobs were announced as part of the company’s expansion plan to deliver a wider portfolio of services globally and will bolster the position of the company as Ireland’s leading independent recruiter.

The company said the roles, which will be in sales, digital marketing and recruitment, will be for both experienced professionals and graduates. It said a significant number of the jobs on offer would be based outside Dublin.

Sigmar, which has offices in Cork, Galway and Dublin, was founded in March 2002 with a team of eight staff. It now employs more than 100 people.

The new jobs coincide with the creation of a new centre of excellence, which is being established on the back of a big demand for talent by US multinationals looking to expand internationally from Ireland.

Sigmar Recruitment’s chief commercial officer, Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig, commented, “With our considerable expertise in supporting FDI companies establish operations in Ireland, we have developed a Total Talent Management solution to support our clients’ next phase of international expansion from Ireland. We have set up a Centre of Excellence to support this international growth in demand. 

“This investment is a high value play to help some of the fastest growing companies in the world find the best talent in the world from here in Ireland, something we are immensely proud of.”

According to Sigmar CEO, Adie Mc Gennis, the net effect of this announcement is far greater than the 150 jobs. He explained, “As recruiters by their very nature have a huge impact on job creation, the end effect of a creation of 150 jobs will have an enormous effect in terms of the actual number of jobs being created in Ireland over the next number of years. 

"Everyone at Sigmar is proud and excited to share our expansion plans. We have experienced very strong growth and this confirms our confidence in the recruitment sector, the Irish economy and most importantly in all of our people to continue Sigmar’s success.

 “We deal with talent every day, so are fully aware that our growth is based on the positive, professional, progressive culture developed in Sigmar.”

Minister Mitchell O’Connor says: “Today’s announcement that Sigmar Recruitment, a highly innovative Irish company, is creating 150 new jobs in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Kerry is great news for the country. Through our Regional Action Plan for Jobs, I am committed to ensuring jobs are created in every region in Ireland. These new jobs will contribute greatly to the prosperity of communities across the country. Sigmar is a great example of the type of company Enterprise Ireland is working with. I warmly congratulate Adie and his team and wish them continued success for the future.”

The company said it was on track to deliver 50 of the new roles by the end of 2016. The remaining roles will be created over the following two years.

The investment is backed by Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Original story sourced from The Irish Times:

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