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16 New Jobs with Online Assessment Company Cut-e

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16 New Jobs with Online Assessment Company Cut-e

Monday, October 19, 2015 

16 New Jobs with Online Assessment Company Cut-e

Cut-e, a company which designs and implements innovative online assessments and related recruitment and development technology is to create 16 new jobs in Loughrea, Co. Galway.

Cut-e announced last week that it was looking to fill 16 positions across the areas of:

  • Occupational psychology
  • Marketing
  • Finance and
  • Other support functions

The new jobs will come on stream in the coming months. Further information on these roles can be found here.

The announcement was made during the Trade and Investment Mission in Ireland, organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, and led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The new jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Cut-e has seen huge growth in recent years and has opened offices in Dublin, New York, Singapore, Melbourne, Dubai, Sydney, London and Kuala Lumpur to support its global clients. Companies such as Dell, Emirates, PepsiCo, eir, MasterCard, Telefonica, Rolls-Royce, Aer Lingus and Vodafone all use technology and expertise from cut-e to ensure they are hiring the best people in to their organisations and developing their staff in the most effective manner.

Welcoming the announcement Minister Bruton said: “Today’s announcement by cut-e that it is to create 16 new jobs in Loughrea is great news for the town and the wider Galway area. Jobs are growing right across the country, and unemployment is falling in every region; however some areas are performing better than others. That is why we have put in place our regional jobs plans, to accelerate employment growth in every area. cut-e is a great example of the type of company my Department supports in every region of the country, through Enterprise Ireland. I warmly congratulate David and his team at cut-e, and wish them continued success for the future”.

The new positions underline the company’s commitment to growing its Global Operations Centre in Loughrea and will add to the 24 staff currently employed by cut-e in the East-Galway town. The new positions will be available in a range of areas including occupational psychology, marketing, finance and other support functions.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, who is accompanying Minister Bruton on the trade and investment mission, concluded: “I warmly congratulate cut-e on this very welcome jobs announcement. Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with cut-e, here in Ireland and through our overseas offices, to support their growth and expansion. From Loughrea, cut-e are now designing and delivering psychometric talent assessment tools which they sell to clients across four continents. This is no mean feat and these new jobs here in Loughrea will help drive their global growth to even greater heights. Enterprise Ireland will continue to work with cut-e as they grow further, creating sustainable jobs in Ireland”.

The CareersPortal Team