More than 100 new jobs to be created in Dundalk

Graebel has opened its new EMEA operations centre

More than 100 new jobs to be created in Dundalk

From left to right: IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc | Image via @IDAIRELAND on Twitter

A financial services and operations centre is to create 125 new positions in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Graebel Companies Inc has opened its newly-established premises which will serve Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The new jobs will be created within the next three years, with recruitment already underway.

The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Headquartered in Colorado in the US, Graebel provides workforce and workplace mobility services for firms in 165 countries.

The Dundalk operation will provide a broad range of finance functions - including general ledger, treasury and compliance, as well as customer support roles.

It also will serve as an additional operations centre in Europe to support Graebel’s EMEA headquarters in Prague.

Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and the Enterprise Minister Frances Fitzgerald said: "I'm delighted to welcome a company of Graebel's calibre to Ireland and their creation of 125 jobs for Dundalk over the next three years."

"Known globally for its end-to-end relocation solutions, Graebel's establishment here will also greatly assist foreign direct investment (FDI) relocating to Ireland and Europe."

Commenting on the announcement, CEO Bill Graebel added: "Ireland gives Graebel a strong gateway to the European market.

"Our location in Dundalk will allow us to better serve our international clients and their employees’ needs, as we provide our duty of care that is central to our values.

"We look forward to working with the Irish government and IDA to further grow our business internationally and create jobs in Ireland for many years to come."