Abtran to create 350 new jobs in Sligo

Irish outsourcing firm Abtran has said it will create 350 new jobs in Sligo.

Abtran already employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin and Kildare as well as in southern India.

The company said it will base its new regional operations centre in a high-tech facility at Finisklin Business Park in Sligo which will be up and running in the third quarter of this year.

Established in 1997, Abtran is a specialist provider of services in sectors including government, transport, utilities and financial services.

The company said the new jobs form part of its regional expansion strategy where the northwest of the country has been selected for the location of a major new operations hub.