Sligo received another jobs boost on Tuesday.
Allstate Sales Group Inc. (ASG), a provider of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry announced it is to establish software development and CAD support centres in Ireland, at locations in Waterford and Sligo, creating 200 new jobs over the three years. It is the company’s first operations outside the US.
The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Headquartered in New Jersey, US, ASG was founded in 2008 and has operations in eight US locations, including offices in New York, Pittsburgh, Boston, Tampa and Atlanta, employing some 700 people. Services provided include planning, designing, mapping and building the pathways that telecom service providers require to connect new voice and data customers.
ASG will establish at WorkLab Waterford and IT Sligo Campus Innovation Centre during the initial start-up phase. The company is investigating permanent office options in Waterford and Sligo at present to scale their operations.
ASG’s Director of European Operations, David Olden, who will manage both Irish sites, said: “The question I get asked most often is why Sligo & Waterford….the answer is simple, “It’s the people”.I believe both locations are on the cusp of major growth and I am delighted that ASG are now part of that development. I look forward to building a brand and culture that people can identify with and want to be part of