250 jobs are to be created by Eishtec, a call centre company in Co Waterford.

The company was founded six months ago by three local people, Heather Reynolds, previously of TalkTalk, Brian Barry and Colm Tracey, who have a combined experience of more than 30 years in the contact centre industry.

They currently employ 30 people at their facility on the Cleaboy Business Park in Waterford.

The expansion is part-funded by the Government through Enterprise Ireland.

Recruitment for the new positions is currently underway.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has said that the growth is on the back of Eishtec securing a contract to provide customer service sales support for Orange customers, one of Britain's leading mobile phone companies.

Waterford has had thousands of job losses over the past four years, including Waterford Crystal, call centre TalkTalk and many other companies, but today some good news.