It was announced today that Irish supplier of linen and laundry services to the hospitality sector, Kings Laundry will be creating 100 new jobs at its Cork facility.
There are also 80 seasonal positions available in Cork and Dublin for the coming summer. The new permanent positions bring the total workforce at Kings Laundry to over 550.
Furthermore, the company also announced it is investing a further €2m in its new state-of-the-art facility in Little Island in Cork which opened in June 2016 following a €12m investment and creation of 40 jobs.
The Cork operation is the most environmentally friendly in Europe and has been specifically designed and built by Jensen with Kings Laundry.
Kings Laundry invests €5m each year in new linen making them the highest purchasers of linen in Ireland. The company sources all its own raw materials in Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey, ensuring consistency in the quality of its products.
The company first established its business in 2000 when it opened its first small operation. It moved to its current location in Tallaght in 2005 and has continued to see double digit growth since.
At today's announcement, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney said, "The Cork facility is very impressive, particularly in relation to the advances in its energy efficiencies and minimizing its environmental impact. It’s also great news on the jobs front with the addition of 100 new positions in Cork."
He added, "It’s a very positive reflection of the hospitality sector, with the IHF noting increases in both overseas and domestic business. The outlook for this year is for continued strong growth and the recent announcements at Cork Airport will help drive tourism in the region."