Two separate companies have announced the creation of 200 jobs in Cork city and county.
Call centre provider Voxpro has already begun recruiting to fill 100 multi-lingual, technical support positions in Cork city.
Elsewhere, meat processor Kepak will add another 100 jobs at its consumer food facility at Watergrasshill in Co Cork.
Voxpro is an Irish call centre company that started with just six people 14 years ago.
The firm has now announced plans to increase its workforce to 330 within the next three months.
Voxpro operates in 12 languages to more than 300 indigenous and global organisations. It is looking for high-calibre, multi-lingual, technical and customer service personnel.
Kepak prepares and packs chilled and cooked meats for companies such as the Musgrave Group.
The 100 new jobs will bring employment there to more than 650.