26 jobs announced for Dublin finance firm

FCStone Group Inc., a risk management company with a focus on commodities, is to provide twenty six jobs for Dublin with the opening of a new European headquarters in the city.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Batt O’Keeffe announced the jobs, stating that “FCStone’s initial investment in Ireland is a win without parallel in our rapidly growing financial services sector.”

FCStone currently has offices based in Dublin 4, and intends to target the food production sector, inclusing restaraunts and fast-food outlets.

Minister O’Keeffe believes that the arrival of FCStone is a mark of how Ireland is regaining the competitive edge: “The decision by a company of FCStone’s calibre to establish its European hub here shows Ireland can beat competitors for high-quality investments and generate good jobs for our highly educated workers.”

The 26 jobs are important to the government’s ‘smart economy’ strategy, as Minister O’Keeffe acknowledges.

“The risk management activities that will be undertaken in Dublin are an important part of the financial services sector and the Government’s focus is on attracting more “smart” jobs like these.”

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