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Liam Doyle

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Failte Ireland

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Don’t give up easily, because there’ll be many obstacles or roadblocks placed in your way. If you enjoy challenges, you’ll enjoy the hotel industry. It is physically and mentally very challenging but also extraordinarily rewarding, a lot more than most other industries, providing you’re willing to stay the course!

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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10 New Software Systems Jobs for Waterford with CGM

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10 New Software Systems Jobs for Waterford with CGM

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 

10 New Software Systems Jobs for Waterford with CGM

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Paudie Coffey, today (Tuesday) announced that CGM, LLC, will establish a software development centre in Waterford, creating 10 jobs. The company is currently recruiting for up to 10 positions.

Making the announcement at the official opening of the Startup Gathering in Waterford, Minister Coffey said:“This announcement is another boost for Waterford and shows that we are competing for investments and creating jobs. This announcement shows that Waterford people by using their contacts can also bring investment to Ireland with their own initiative. I want to welcome CGM to Waterford and hope that they have long association with Waterford and continue to grow and expand their operations.”

CGM Ireland Ltd, a newly established European subsidiary of CGM, LLC, will be based in Arc Labs, Waterford. The main functions of the Irish operations will include quality assurance, testing and support development activities for CGM’s online enrolment and auditing systems. By establishing a collaborative quality assurance and software development centre in Waterford, CGM will continue to deliver software systems that result in improved profitability for customers.

Co-founder, Kevin Murphy, said: “CGM has been developing software in Europe for several years now, and when the need arose to open an additional centre, Ireland, and Waterford in particular, seemed the best fit for our company for technical, business, and cultural reasons. We are very excited to get started in Waterford.”

CGM was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government's Succeed in Ireland initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland.The company was introduced to ConnectIreland through Neil Doherty from Dublin. Neil, who made the connection on a family holiday, is now in line to earn €15,000.

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