A recruitment company and a regulatory solutions provider have announced they are to create 200 jobs over the next few years.

Sigmar Recruitment is to add 150 to its total workforce in Ireland by 2018.

It will bring the number it employs to 270 from its current 120.

The new jobs are in recruitment, sales and digital marketing and both experienced and graduate level openings are being filled.

They will be based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Kerry.

The company said it is establishing a centre of excellence and the jobs boost is largely due to an uplift in demand by US companies expanding internationally from Ireland.

According to Sigmar CEO Adie McGennis, the net effect of today's announcement is far greater than the 150 jobs. 

"As recruiters by their very nature have a huge impact on job creation, the end effect of a creation of 150 jobs will have an enormous effect in terms of the actual number of jobs being created in Ireland over the next number of years," the CEO explained.

Meanwhile, Compliance & Risks has announced it will be adding 50 jobs to its workforce over the next three years.

The majority of these jobs will be based at its Cork headquarters, across the areas of research, software development, client support, sales and account management.