Up to 200 new jobs confirmed for Letterkenny

The US health insurer UnitedHealth Group is to expand its operation in Letterkenny with the creation of 200 new jobs.

The announcement, made this morning, is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA.

The Minneapolis-based health insurer currently employs 340 people in IT and medical claims processing at its Letterkenny site.

Managing Director of UnitedHealth, Pádraig Monaghan says today's announcement is a testimony to the quality of staff already employed by the company:
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Joe McHugh heads up the IDA in Donegal - he says foreign companies are performing very will in County Donegal:
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Tanaiste Mary Couglan attended today's launch - the Minister for Education says improved infrastructure and access to the northwest is key to announcements like today's:

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