Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; South-West (IRL);
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
82 - Office administrative, office support and other business support activities

260 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
30 June 2014
Foreseen end date
30 June 2016


Outsourcing specialist, SouthWestern, has announced that it will create 260 jobs in Little Island in Cork over the next two years. According to the sources, 100 jobs will be filled immediately, while 160 extra jobs are to be filled over the next two years. The sources report that the jobs will be in sales, administration, account management and multilingual personnel roles. SouthWestern specialises in providing services such as health claims administration, debt collection and help desk services for public and private sector clients.

The company already employs 500 people at its base in Clonakilty, and it has operations in London and Lodz as well. The source notes that with the creation of these 260 new positions, the company will eventually employ some 1,100 people across all of its operations.


  • 30 June 2014: RTE
  • 30 June 2014: The Irish Times
  • 30 June 2014: Irish Independent
  • 1 July 2014: Irish Examiner


Eurofound (2014), SouthWestern, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 77263, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77263.