Limerick-based UMR Group has said it is in advanced discussions with a significant employer to create the 150 new positions at the former Molex facility in Shannon by the end of the year.
This is on top of the previously announced 100 jobs which have been promised by Aerogen, which is also establishing a presence at the former Molex plant.
“This is a real lifeline for Shannon, after the loss of such a significant employer,” said Clare Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe.
“Last Friday, Molex ended 40 years of a presence in Clare when it finally closed its doors – since 2019, 500 jobs have been lost there which was a huge blow to the county, it was one of the largest employers we had.
“This news that there will be 150 new jobs coming to the county is so very welcome, I understand these talks are at an advanced stage and I stand ready to engage and assist in any way I can.
“In addition, a new tenant is being pursued for the former Avara plant, which also shut its doors, with some positive news on the horizon in the second half of the year.
“This is all really positive news and is a beacon of hope for us in a quite dark year, with Covid continuing to loom large.
“This is a significant boost for Shannon, for Clare and the entire Midwest region.”