A waste water company is reporting a “challenging” jobs marketplace in its quest to find the right candidates with the experience required.
Irish Waste Water (IWW) said so as the family-run business in Riverstick announced on Tuesday that it is to double its workforce and will recruit another ten workers.
Most of the jobs will be based in Cork in several areas like technical sales, service, administration, finance, project management and general operations.
IWW is a privately-owned company, founded by Mary and Niall Mulcahy over twenty years ago.
Ms Mulcahy said: “We are going to add ten more people to our fantastic team by the end of the year and it’s likely we will grow by another ten in 2020. We’ve been lucky to date in that the people who work with us not only have the skills we need, but the work ethos we admire. However, employment levels in Ireland are high at the moment and this is great, but it does present some challenges for employers.”
The recruitment drive is part of the business’s wider expansion plans following several years of steady and quickening growth.
IWW said this week that it has reported very strong demand for its newest addition, a product line called Circle 7, an innovative domestic and commercial water purifying system which IWW claims is the first of its kind in the world.
It also designs, manufactures and installs precast concrete wastewater treatment systems, septic tanks, interceptors, grease traps and rainwater harvesting systems. Its also manufactures precast holding tanks for farm effluent and drinking water.
The total septic tank market in Ireland is estimated to be worth more than €3 billion, IWW has said.