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A Lahinch company is to create 50 new jobs and in the process double its workforce.

Technology firm, HRLocker has announced its need to fill 50 additional posts in light of a major shift towards remote working during the current pandemic. Positions in sales, software development and customer support will be filled as part of the expansion.

It follows a year in which the company experienced “a huge rise” from its platform users, a trend which management expect to continue. The company offers cloud-based software to automate administrative elements of human resources. It is in stark contrast to the recession when HRLocker was reduced to two employees.

Adam Coleman, chief executive of HRLocker outlined that remote and dual working was now commonplace for the vast majority of organisations which has led to business personnel looking for technologies that enhance employee experience and minimise disruption”. The new roles will enable the provision of software solutions connecting businesses and their employees.

“We are expanding our sales and marketing team to bring more support to new and existing customers, while our investment in product development and customer support will allow us to continue innovating and configuring our platform to meet the unique HR needs of the market going forward,” Coleman added.

Born in Galway, Adam moved to Lahinch after leaving a role in London where he worked as Head of HR with 02. He took the Irish operation of O2 from 20 to 800 people before having a reverse role in Britain, reducing staff from 3,500 to 1,500.

He co-founded HRLocker with John Dennehy and bought out his partner in 2013. Over the past seven years, the cloud-based company has gone from 60 customers to more than 500, with 60 per cent in Ireland, 30 per cent in Britain, and the rest spread around the world. A

Coleman has previously expressed the view that HRLocker will reach a valuation of €64m. He has set himself a deadline of 21st September 2025 to begin the process of exiting his role by 21st September 2027, before hitting that juncture he is eager to make a push into the United States which is a priority for the end of 2021.

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