Major outsourcing firm Abtran is recruiting hundreds of people for its new Sligo hub

The company currently employs 2,000 workers at existing offices in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and southern India.

By Conor McMahon Reporter, Fora

AN IRISH OUTSOURCING firm is recruiting hundreds of people for its new State-backed hub in Co Sligo.

Abtran, which provides a suite of outsourced sales and verification services, is planning to open its new facility in Finisklin Business Park in Sligo between July and September.

The company – which counts the government and firms in the transport, utilities and financial services industries as customers – will hire up to 350 people at the regional operations centre.

A spokesman for the company said it is looking to fill a range of vacancies in areas such as management, compliance, digital and customer care.

State agency Enterprise Ireland is backing Abtran as part of its growth plans in the north-west. A spokeswoman declined to disclose the size of the investment, citing “commercial sensitivity”.

Abtran 350 Jobs Sligo.02 Abtran CEO Pat Ryan (left)
Source: Rory Geary

Founded just over two decades ago, Abtran currently employs more than 2,000 people at its existing offices in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and southern India.

The company is majority owned by private equity fund Carlyle Cardinal Ireland and its NASDAQ-listed parent, the Carlyle Group, which invested in Abran in 2015.

Abtran CEO Pat Ryan said the outfit picked the north-west as the location for its new offices “based on the skill sets identified for our business needs” and said Ireland will “continue to be a key part” in the firm’s growth ambitions.

“Our growth plans are underpinned by our high quality of operations together with continued investment in technology and highly skilled people,” he said.

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