Jobs boosts for Antrim and Cork

Monday 12 May 2014 19.36
The new jobs announced by the Wright Group takes its total workforce to 1,800
The new jobs announced by the Wright Group takes its total workforce to 1,800

A County Antrim bus-building company has announced that it is to create 130 new jobs.

The new jobs mean that the Wright Group takes its workforce to 1,800 overall.

The jobs are being created in Wright EN-Drive, the company’s dedicated facility for  design and manufacture of integral vehicle chassis.

“Our aim is to become a world class designer and manufacturer of integral public transport vehicles and evolve into a major international supplier to the worldwide bus market,” said Mark Nodder, Group Managing Director of the Wright Group.

“This investment brings us a step closer to achieving that.”

In Cork, meanwhile, data and connectivity centre Cork Internet eXchange announced that it was creating ten new jobs as part of an expansion.

The new positions come as the company’s new CIX 1B Data Centre was opened officially by Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock.