Fexco and Spectrum Wellness announce expansions

275 new jobs are on the way to counties Kerry and Dublin in separate jobs announcements.

Fintech company Fexco will hire 175 people in three years at its Killorglin plant.

While Spectrum Wellness is looking to hire 100 people by the end of next year.

Juliette Gash reports: 

Founded in Killorglin in 1981, Fexco has spread to 29 countries across the world.

The financial technology or fintech firm employs 1000 people at its Kerry base, and is looking to fill 175 more roles over 3 years.

Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon (L), Chief Executive FEXCO Denis McCarthy, and Founder of FEXCO, Brian McCarthy (R), 03-07-2018. Image: Valerie O’Sullivan

CEO Denis McCarthy says the highly-skilled roles are well paid and will provide great opportunities;

"The roles that we are looking for are really around software engineering and software development and other similar roles around design and user interfaces,” he said.

Meanwhile in Dublin Spectrum Wellness is trebling its workforce - and hopes to hire 100 people by the end of next year.

Stephen Costello is MD of the firm, which supplies corporate health and wellness programmes to 300 companies here.

“Health and wellness will ultimately affect the bottom line by reducing absenteeism and avoiding workplace related injuries," he said.

“But it really sets your brand apart from other employers in terms of recruitment."

Spectrum is hiring 40 roles immediately.