Netwatch to ramp up expansion with 85 jobs

60 roles in software, sales and marketing for Carlow

6th October, 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Netwatch launch this afternoon. Pic: Chris Bellew, Fennell Photography

Leading high tech security specialists Netwatch will create 85 jobs over the next 12 months.

This is part of a €20 million investment by the company which has a Carlow location.

At the launch today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said "This is another milestone for the company and it should send a positive message to all our indigenous companies, large and small.

"Netwatch is an outstanding example of what can be achieved through combined efforts.

"The efforts of a dedicated and ever increasing number of staff at home and overseas, and a management team and Board that are demonstrating real leadership.

"Netwatch has secured €19.5 million in investment, its largest funding announcement to date.

"More importantly, Netwatch will use this funding to hire top talent in areas such as software engineering, marketing and digital marketing, sales solutions, logistics, and accounts.

"I am very pleased that Netwatch are announcing today that it will create 85 jobs as they continue their expansion. 50 of these new positions will be based in the Irish headquarters in Carlow, while the remaining 35 will be in their North American offices.

"This expansion will see Netwatch grow to over 245 employees and drive further expansion in the US and internationally following its great success."

Netwatch will be recruiting in software and hardware engineering, digital marketing and sales.

Sixty of these new positions will be at Irish headquarters in Carlow, while the remaining 25 will be in the US and Britain.

Chief executive David Walsh said the company intends to create 30 jobs before year-end with the rest filled in q1 2017.

The expansion will bring the workforce to 250.

The business monitors 42,000 security cameras, both commercial and residential, worldwide, and provides video processing technologies to 3,200 firms..

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