Domino's Pizza has announced the creation of 715 jobs across the country, including new management positions, team members and contract drivers.

Domino's already provides work for nearly 2,000 staff and contract workers across its 85 Irish stores.

Dominic Paul, Domino's Pizza Group CEO, said it was a privilege to be in a position to offer hundreds more people the opportunity to become a staff member of the company. 

"Creating over 700 new roles will help ensure we keep serving our local communities safely as we head towards a busy festive period," Mr Paul said.

The company also said that the well-being of both staff and customers is paramount for Domino's - and even more so in the current environment.

The business has introduced measures such as contact free delivery and collection, and said that all workers are trained in Domino's "rigorous" food safety and hygiene procedures.

Domino's said it has also installed Perspex screens in all stores, while it limits numbers allowed in the customer area and mandates face masks in store to ensure the safety of all its staff and customers.

In separate jobs announcement today, Pfizer said it is creating about 300 jobs at its manufacturing sites in Grange Castle in Co Dublin, Newbridge in Co Kildare and Ringaskiddy in Co Cork.

The US drugs company said it is investing about €300m in its Irish operations to support the further development of the three sites.

The investment and hiring of the new jobs will be completed over the next two to three years. 

A US firm that provides communication software to hundreds of international companies is also to create 200 jobs in Galway.

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