A PROVIDER of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry yesterday announced it is to establish software development and computer-aided design support centres in Waterford, with 100 new jobs being created over the next three years. It is the company’s first operations outside the US.
US Company Allstate Sales Group Inc. (ASG) employ around 700 people in 8 US bases with this being their first international, with a similar announcement in Sligo yesterday. 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 the company is currently investigating permanent office options in Waterford and Sligo to scale their operations.
ASG President and CEO Antony Tepedino said: “Our industry, telecommunications, has never been so vibrant; there is no better place to launch our European expansion than Ireland. Ireland provides a wonderful platform to achieve our goals. Its diverse community, business climate, and people will allow ASG to develop and grow.”
Further reporting will feature in next Tuesday’s Waterford News & Star.