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CPL Resources PLC announces creation of 200 new jobs

Ireland’s largest Recruitment and Resources Company celebrates 25 years in business Company commits to bringing 3,000 Irish workers back to Ireland as it launches ‘Bring them Home’ campaign

Cpl Resources Plc, Ireland’s largest indigenous recruitment and outsourcing firm today (Wednesday) announced the creation of 200 skilled, operational roles across the Group’s extensive branch network in the next two years. 

These roles will include high value senior positions in Global Sales and Digital, and roles at varying levels in Recruitment, Sales and Marketing. The jobs will be across the organisation in Dublin, the UK and Eastern Europe. 

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD welcomed the announcement: 

“The jobs market has performed extremely strongly over recent years, with 135,800 extra people at work now compared to February 2012 when we launched the Action Plan for Jobs. Employment in Ireland is growing at the fastest rate of any country in Europe, and unemployment has come below 9% for the first time since 2008. The challenge now is to build on this, and today’s announcement from CPL that it is directly creating an extra 160 jobs in Ireland and a further 40 in overseas markets is a very welcome boost and further confirmation of the strong growth that’s happening. I wish Anne and the team every further success”. 

“There’s been a strong uplift in business which is why we are hiring so many people.   We work with both Irish and international companies, many of which are expanding, both in Ireland and abroad,” said Anne Heraty, CEO, Cpl. 

“It’s clear that confidence is on the rise in Irish businesses. Earlier this month the European Commission predicted Irish GDP growth of 6%, so most businesses are seeking to increase their headcount”. 

“As they grow, talent is becoming the key differentiator, and the best candidates are not always easy to find. This is particularly true for companies competing with disruptive, innovative tech companies who are very attractive to the young, talented and most technologically skilled people,” she added. 

“As a result, the workplace is changing. Companies are getting creative with their staffing solutions: work is no longer 9-5 in an office, but can be done anywhere; there’s an increase in contractors and freelancers, and there is a new openness to part-time and flexi-time hours for staff”. 

“The Irish market is vibrant and this is a welcome development for the many skilled candidates who moved abroad during the downturn. Cpl is committed to bringing home 3,000 Irish workers from abroad in 2016. In coming weeks we will launch our Christmas ‘Bring them home’ campaign as we did last year. Our aim is to complement any governmental initiatives in this area,” Heraty concluded. 

Due to Cpl’s client list, the company has a unique insight into Irish economic activity, and the FDI sectors specifically. Cpl uses this information to identify staffing, recruitment and employment trends, releasing it every quarter in the Cpl Employment Market Monitor. The most recent Monitor shows 15 consecutive quarters of jobs growth in Ireland. 


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Editor’s Notes:  

Cpl is celebrating 25 years in business this year. Cpl Resources plc is Ireland’s largest recruitment agency and a global provider of staffing, recruitment, training and outsourcing services. The company’s revenues rose to €393.6m this year and they have 550 staff across 36 offices in nine countries. 

Cpl recruits across a wide variety of industries and functions including: Technology, Science, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Administration, Customer Support, Retail, Banking, Construction, Sales, HR, Supply Chain and Hospitality. 

The group is made up of four key pillars – Recruitment, Healthcare, Learning & Development and Outsourcing - across 17 brands, 36 offices and 9 countries. 

In the last three years Cpl was awarded multiple Great Place to Work awards, plus two National Recruitment Federation Awards. 

Cpl’s CEO, Anne Heraty, has recently won a number of business awards including the Image Businesswoman of the Year Award 2015, B&F’s Business Person of the Year 2014, WMB Businesswoman of the Year Award 2014, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2006.  She is currently chair of the EY Judging panel, which she has been part of since 2007.  Also she is Deputy President of the board of IBEC and will become their President next year.