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Cork cleaning up with 100 new jobs

Monday, 20th March, 2017 10:13am

There will be a substantial jobs announcement this morning in Cork, with Kings Laundry expected to announce 100 new full-time jobs, as well as 40 seasonal part-time jobs.

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD will make the announcement at Kings Laundry's new facility in GB Business Park, Little Island later this morning.

The linen and laundry services company will be announcing further investment at its Cork facility, which opened in June 2016. At the time, an initial 40 jobs were announced with the possibility of further job announcements.

The €12 million facility in Little Island was described as the most modern and environmentally-friendly laundry facility in Europe.

Kings Laundry supplies linen and laundry services to the hospitality sector. The company is to announce 40 seasonal summer roles in Cork and 40 in Dublin too.

Separately, Four Star Pizza has announced plans to open a further 10 stores in Republic of Ireland, creating up to 150 new jobs in the process, as well as six stores in Northern Ireland, bringing a further 100 jobs.

Four Star Pizza is a wholly Irish-owned Pizza chain, established in 1986, and currently operates 46 stores across the island of Ireland. The total expansion will bring the number of Four Star Pizza outlets in all of Ireland to 62 and will create total of 250 jobs with over €3million being invested in the franchise over the next 12 months.

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