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Agora Companies

Agora Companies

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-East (IRL); Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Waterford


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
58.1 - Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities
Number Employed: 270

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 18-07-2019
Planned Job Creation: 135

Additional Information

The global publishing group Agora Companies is hiring 135 people in Co Waterford. The new roles are in digital publishing, technical and customer support and software development. Agora already employs 270 in Waterford and Portlaw. The jobs expansion is supported by IDA Ireland. Agora produces financial, health and lifestyle publications, in print and online. The founder commented that the group's commitment to Ireland's southeast which has become a strategic location for many multinational companies. The company has been based in Waterford for 20 years.