Northgate Information Solutions is to create an additional 150 jobs in County Mayo with the company looking at a number of premises in Castlebar as a location for their new premises.
Northgate already employs 100 people in the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland and the additional jobs will be in the healthcare and public services areas.
The jobs will be rolled out over a three year period.
The company has been working to identify its optimum location and a number of premises in Castlebar are currently under active consideration.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the news was an indication of the confidence of a major service provider in the Irish economy and the investment and additional jobs are particularly welcome in the West of Ireland.
He indicated that the expansion would have the full support of the development agencies and the Local Authority and looked forward to seeing the programme move forward with urgency.
CEO of Mayo County Enterprise Board and Head of the Mayo Enterprise and Investment Unit, Joanne Grehan said: “This is fantastic news for Mayo and the West region and both Mayo County Council and the Mayo County Enterprise Board look forward to working with Northgate and the other Agencies to bring these new jobs, which are in IT, transactional services and document management services on stream.”
Mayo County Manager, Peter Hynes said: “This announcement is the result of much hard work by a committed team of people and we look forward to further significant announcements on the enterprise and investment front in the months ahead.”