Major jobs announcement expected this morning

An announcement is expected this morning of almost 200 new jobs for Letterkenny.

United Healthcare, formerly Pacificare, are expected to employ 190 more people between now and the end of next year, bring their total workforce to 530. A formal announcement is understood to be imminent.

The IDA has already predicted 10-thousand new jobs this year, more than double the number of positions created last year in the foreign direct investment area.

CEO Barry O' Leary says while it will not be possible to replace all the jobs that have been lost recently, he is optimistic about the coming months............

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