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June 17, 2022

Tralee now a major location for medical with the sector the largest employer in the county capital.

The announcement of 280 new jobs in Tralee this morning has been welcomed across all sectors in North Kerry. Relatecare the Irish healthcare communications organisation has set up its new hub in MTU and will now begin the recruitment of a further 250 staff with 30 already in place. With the offer of hybrid, a mix of onsite and remote working, there is already a huge level of interest from those seeking employment across Ireland in the Tralee site.

Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Colette O’Connor “On behalf of the Chamber I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Relatecare to Tralee and we are very much looking forward to supporting them as they get off the ground. I was particularly delighted to see the provision for Irish speakers with the intent to recruit some roles from within the Corca Dhuibne area of West Kerry, the Irish language is often overlooked, so on this occasion it’s another positive.

Former CEO of Tralee Chamber Ken Tobin and his HQ Kerry business partner Tom O’Leary were instrumental in bringing this company into Tralee. Amidst strong competition from other locations including Kilkenny, it was the drive of local business people and the facilities at MTU, particularly around nursing and hospitality where customer service is key and that helped to confirm Tralee as the prime location for setup.

With rising housing costs and a new appreciation for rural living following the pandemic, Tralee is a unique offering for companies looking to set up, you only have to look at Kerry Group celebrating their 50th anniversary last Friday to see what can be achieved here in Kerry. This is a fantastic show of confidence in Tralee as a location for investment and innovation and we look forward to further announcements in the not too distant future.”

Published Friday 17th June 2022

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