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News : Over 330 Jobs to be Created in Letterkenny by Pramerica
Letterkenny, Ireland, July 22, 2015 -- More than 330 new jobs are to be created in Co Donegal over the next three years by Pramerica Systems Ireland.
The new roles include senior IT managers, project managers, business analysts, data scientists, actuaries, accountants and a wide range of technology support and professional services positions.
Pramerica is the contact centre and software development division of US-based Prudential Financial, providing services and support for its operations across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The company has announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art 1350,000 sq ft office campus in Letterkenny, close to its current offices in Windy Hall. The project is supported by IDA Ireland.
The first stage of construction will begin in the fourth quarter. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017 with the building tentatively scheduled to open in mid-2016.
"Pramerica is delighted that we have reached this historic milestone just 15 short years since we launched our business in Letterkenny with eight employees," said Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer at Pramerica Systems Ireland. "With Ireland’s rich pipeline of talent and favourable work environment, now is the ideal time for us to make an investment in a new campus facility."
"We currently employ more than 1,200 people who are dispersed in four buildings. The new facility will bring them together in a single location. In addition, it will give us the space we need to bring on approximately 330 new staff members over the next three years," she added.
The building will incorporate green technologies for electricity generation and rain water harvesting to reduce its overall impact on the environment.
Planning permission for the new development was granted earlier this month.
According to documentation submitted to Donegal Country council, the relocation is "part of the company’s planned phased expansion in Letterkenny reinforcing its commitment to the county and town."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Pramerica Systems Ireland:
Pramerica is a software and contact centre subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) (NYSE:PRU) that provides technology and operations services for PFI businesses in the United States.
Published: Friday, July 24, 2015