The Agora Companies, the global publishing consortium, celebrated 20 years in Ireland South East today and announced 135 additional jobs in its offices which house a publishing company, technology services centre and customer support centre in Woodlock House, Portlaw, Co. Waterford as well as Confederation House in Waterford City.
Collectively, The Agora Companies in Waterford employ 270 people. The additional 135 roles will be in all areas of the South East operations; digital publishing, technical and customer support but primarily in software development. The Waterford offices will be the largest hub located outside of the Baltimore US campus, which is made up of 13 buildings and 1,300 employees.
Speaking in advance of the 20th anniversary celebrations, Bill Bonner, Founder of The Agora Companies said, “After 20 years in Waterford, we continue our commitment to Ireland’s South East which has established itself as a strategic location for a number of multinational corporations and continues to capture talent from the capital with the offer of a better quality of life. The Agora Companies have established themselves in communities globally and are driven by the same mission, to provide a source of responsible and genuinely independent advice and opinion.”
The majority of the new 135 positions will be allocated to the technology services operation, Threefold Systems, situated in Confederation House in Waterford City. These roles in UX, software development and product will provide application support, web and mobile application development as well as training and consultative services to The Agora Companies.