This morning, VistaMed announced the creation of 200 new jobs at the official opening of its new state-of-the-art Research and Development facility in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.
The announcement is part of a new investment programme of more than €10m, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
This will bring the total number of jobs at the medical device company to 525 comprising a mix of positions, from engineering staff to product builders.
VistaMed is also expanding its current manufacturing facility in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim by a further 45,000 square foot.
Recruitment for the 200 positions is ongoing with 37 of these jobs now in place. All positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2018.
Welcoming the announcement in Co Leitrim today, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD said: “Today we see the evidence that a rural county such as Leitrim can be home to successful international companies like VistaMed and can provide them with the community, infrastructure and resources that they need to thrive and grow their businesses. To announce 200 jobs for an Irish-owned, highly innovative, global supplier of medical technology out of Co Leitrim sums up why we can be ambitious – indeed, must be ambitious - in our plans for regional development and job creation. This is a further sign of a momentum for job creation in our regions following recent regional jobs announcements” .