Brexit and cost of living among reasons for opening of European Hub in Tralee

The cost of living, along with Brexit, were factors in a major company’s plans to open a European hub in Kerry.

Sigmar Recruitment has announced the creation of 50 jobs for international recruiters to work in the company’s European Talent Hub, which has just opened in Tralee.

Head of European Recruitment with Sigmar and Tralee native Shaun O’Shea says the town was selected due to the huge talent pool of ambitious individuals available in the area.

However, the cost of living, combined with concerns over Brexit, also helped to make Tralee an attractive destination for the company’s European hub.

The company, which is based in Liber House, Monavalley Business Park, says their jobs announcement represents a significant investment.

Sigmar Recruitment CEO Adrian McGennis says this European hub will be a key element of Sigmar’s stated international growth, and is also an operation where new technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence will be tested.

He says the French giant Groupe Adéquat has partnered with Sigmar as it is eager to establish a foothold in English-speaking countries.

Kerry public representatives have welcomed the announcement, with Kerry TDs Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris saying it’s great news for the town.

Mayor of Kerry Norma Foley says it’s a positive news story for not just Tralee, but the entire county.