Two companies - Numerix in Dublin and GSK in Sligo - have announced the creation of jobs.

Financial services company Numerix has announced plans to open a new office in Dublin, with the creation of 30 jobs over the next three years.

Numerix provides cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management. It has over 700 clients and 90 partners across more than 26 countries.

The company said it will be looking for employees with backgrounds in financial engineering, financial analytics development, as well as legal and accounting professionals.

Its investment in Ireland is supported by IDA Ireland. 

The company's CEO said that it came to Ireland because of the qualified pool of employees here who will help the firm meet its staffing needs and business objectives, specifically for research and development initiatives. 

"In addition we will seek to expand our professional service group in Ireland which will be leveraged throughout the entire EMEA region to further support client needs and requests," Steven R O'Hanlon said.

Meanwhile, global healthcare company GSK is in the middle of a recruitment drive at its manufacturing site in Sligo.

GSK said that it will recruit 50 permanent and temporary staff this year. Half of these have already been hired, while the rest will be recruited by the end of the year.

It will bring the company's total headcount in Sligo to 250 by the end of the year.

The new positions include engineering, quality, technical, logistics, finance and project management roles.

GSK has been in Sligo for the past 40 years and its plant there is a dedicated supply site for the company's Stiefel skincare products.

The company employs 1,500 people in four locations in Ireland - Dungarvan, Cork, Dublin and Sligo.

Waterford toymaker assured jobs are safe

Employees at a long-established toy making factory in Waterford have been told their jobs are safe, despite the factory being sold.

Hasbro have sold the factory on the IDA Industrial Estate in Waterford, which employs 160 people, to Belgian firm Cartamundi.

In a statement, Cartamundi said it will continue to employ all workers at the factory, which opened in 1977, on comparable terms.

The factory will continue to make Hasbro games, such as family feud starter Monopoly, but is now expected to expand to serve Cartamundi's customers.