Homecare provider Bluebird Care has announced plans to create 30 new jobs in the region over the coming months.
Nationally, the company says it will create 510 new jobs in total, with 30 of these earmarked for Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford. The positions will come on stream over the next six months and will be open to care assistants and support workers nationwide.
Bluebird Care is a franchise operation and was set up in Ireland in 2007 with one office. It now has 18 offices nationwide, with 60 people presently employed in the Southeast.
“We currently employ just short of 800 people nationwide,” said Eddie O’ Toole, operations director with Bluebird Care.
“The creation of a further 510 positions will help us fill the increased demand for home care services in Ireland. A recent report by the Carer’s Association suggests that in order to manage the current carer to cared-for population ratios, Ireland will need an additional 44,289 carers by 2021.”
The positions will be advertised on www.bluebirdcare.ie and on FAS.ie in the coming weeks.