Irish digital firm confirms 100 new jobs as it reaps the benefits of remote working

AN IRISH digital firm confirmed 100 new jobs as it reaped the benefits of the boom in remote working because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taoiseach Michael Martin announced the jobs as he toured the Workvivo facility in Douglas, Cork.

The high end jobs come after a dramatic increase in user numbers for the digital platform firm.

Workvivo has experienced 200pc growth in user numbers with their customers now spanning 47 countries.

Some 40pc of its customer base has joined the platform since March.

Workvivo currently employs 35 staff but predicts its workforce will grow to 135 within the next three years as businesses adapt to a new future of communication and engagement with their employees.

The firm’s platform helps businesses to connect with staff across multiple sites and enables those businesses to engage these employees.

Workvivo’s customers in Ireland include Woodies, Trigon Hotels, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and UCC.

Globally,

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‘Cinderella’ of the Irish education system comes into its own

“Sometimes overlooked, often undervalued” is how the “Cinderella” of the Irish education system was recently described by the new Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris.

Ireland’s Further Education and Training (FET) sector has been around for a long time but the perception of it as a route that is less valid than higher education, “second best”, or limited to a small offering of apprenticeships is still held by some. However, today’s FET sector with annual funding of about €800 million, 200,000 learners each year and 25,000 courses on offer throughout the country, represents a very different reality.

“Further education and training really is for everyone,” says Maria Walshe, acting director – communications and secretariat with Solas. “It’s open from early school-leavers to those who are looking to upskill, to people who are looking to change jobs. And because we cover NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) levels one to

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