Supermac's announce creation of 300 jobs as three new outlets set to open 6 months ago

Supermac's announce creation of 300 jobs as three new outlets set to open

A big boost.

300 new jobs will be created as Supermac's and the SÓ Hotels Groups prepare to expand their operations in 2019.

The overall project will see three new Supermac's outlets opened in Wexford, Waterford and Westmeath along with major refurbishment and redevelopment of the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise, Limerick's Castle Oaks House Hotel and the Athlone Springs Hotel.

200 jobs will be created in line with the new Supermac's branches, while 100 further positions will follow for the hotels.

Construction is underway in Kinnegad and will soon get started in Wexford and Waterford, overseen by Pat and Una McDonagh, who own the Supermac's and SÓ Hotels Groups.

A further 300 jobs, meanwhile, are in the pipeline in Letterkenny, Longford, Ennis and Portlaoise, subject to planning permission.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys made it official on Wednesday morning.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce the creation of 300 jobs by the Supermac’s and SÓ Hotels Groups at six locations including Portlaoise, Athlone and Kinnegad here in the Midlands, as well as Wexford, Waterford and Limerick," said Humphreys.

"I would like to warmly congratulate Pat and Una McDonagh and everyone involved on their wonderful achievement and wish them all the best in the exciting new chapter ahead.

"It is especially pleasing to see an Irish company creating local jobs, not only directly, but through the wide base of Irish suppliers and those involved in the building developments.”

The group currently employs over 4,000 people throughout Ireland.

“We will be engaging in a major recruitment drive to get staff for these new openings in Supermac’s and the hotels,” said Pat McDonagh.

“We have career opportunities at all levels. We are looking for staff in the area of managers, chefs and a variety of catering, retail and catering opportunities.

"We put structured career paths in place and we are looking for people that want a career -people that will stay with us and develop with us."