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Boost For Carlow With 50 New Jobs Announced

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The roles include software developers, business analysts, IT delivery managers and cybersecurity engineers.

Carlow has received a jobs boost with Unum Technology Centre in Carlow announcing 50 new roles for 2023.

Despite the downturn in the technology jobs market, Unum is planning further expansion, adding 50 IT roles.

Having filled 80 roles during 2022, bringing the employee base to over 200, the roles currently being recruited for will bring the total number employed by Unum to 250 at the Irish campus.

The roles include software developers, business analysts, IT delivery managers and cybersecurity engineers.

Some 21 of the 50 jobs announced are available with immediate effect.

The remainder will roll out over the coming months.

Positions are now available at Unum Technology Centre in Carlow. For more information, visit the website

Unum is an income protection and insurance provider, protecting over 41 million people across businesses in Europe and the US

The growth announcement comes as Unum adds a Great Place to Work TM certification to its credit for a second year.

Padraig O'Neill, Managing Director and VP of Unum Ireland explains, 

 “Unum’s projects are set for 2023 and beyond and we are now recruiting a range of tech roles. Whilst there has been some instability in the tech jobs market, Unum offers security in the stable and growing fintech sector.

"We can offer exceptional development and progression with flexible working arrangements, including hybrid, and initiatives to support our team’s well-being.

"Opportunities are available for both graduates and senior IT professionals at the state-of-the-art campus," he said.

Edel Spillane, HR Director of Unum, explains, “People want to know they are recognised for their contribution to the workplace. They want strong leadership and the opportunity to develop their skills with further education and career progression.

"Yes, they want to be well-compensated, but beyond that, people value working in an environment where they can thrive. This is where Unum excels.”

"The Great Place to Work accolade is awarded based on an employee survey. The Trust Index Survey of Unum employees found that 94% agree that Unum is a ‘great place to work’.

"The company scored highly (97%) in the diversity and inclusion category. 96% felt empowered in their role. 96% agreed with the statement,

"‘Our facilities contribute to a good working environment’ and 92% found that excellent performance is recognised at Unum Technology Centre, Carlow," she said.



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