Zurich Insurance is to create 45 new full-time jobs at its dedicated centre of excellence in Drinagh, Wexford.
The new roles span a broad range of functions including underwriting, claims management, marketing, and IT.
Conor Brennan, CEO of Zurich Insurance in Ireland, said: ‘This announcement is a big vote of confidence in our business centre in Wexford and reflects the quality of the local workforce and the great service our people deliver to customers across the country every day.
‘Our Wexford base continues to grow in importance within Zurich Insurance’s business operations in Ireland and we are very proud to be part of this exciting business community. We look forward to continuing to develop our presence in the South East in the coming months.’
Established in 2008, Zurich’s growing Wexford business centre carries out sales and provides claims and customer support to personal lines customers across home and motor insurance products. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and award-winning existing workforce of more than 160. New employees will also undergo intensive customer service training to become Certified Insurance Practitioners (CIPs) accredited by the Insurance Institute of Ireland.
Part of the worldwide Zurich Group, its General Insurance business is one of the largest employers in the financial services sector in the South East of Ireland and is a major employer in Wexford and the surrounding area.
Martin Doyle, President of the Wexford Chamber of Commerce, said he had no doubt that these jobs will make a big difference to people living in the local area.