General Industry

Ireland’s Largest Foodservice Provider To Create 50 Jobs

By Robert McHugh
Ireland’s Largest Foodservice Provider To Create 50 Jobs

Sysco has announced that it will create 50 full-time jobs, following the latest phase of a multimillion-euro investment in its Limerick distribution and support centre.

Ireland’s largest foodservice provider employs 1,550 people across its nine facilities nationwide, and it is actively recruiting across all departments.

With the addition of these new roles, the total headcount at the Limerick facility will surpass 400.

Sustainability Ambitions

The announcement of these job opportunities coincides with the ongoing renovation and refurbishment works at the Newcastle West site.

These enhancements include the creation of contemporary office spaces, sympathetic to the natural surroundings and directly aligned with Sysco’s sustainability ambitions.


Furthermore, a new main entrance has been constructed and the car park has been expanded to include EV charging points, reinforcing Sysco’s commitment to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.

‘A People Business’

“This investment and job creation programme reinforces our long-standing commitment to Newcastle West and will help us realise our growth ambition countrywide,” said Mark Lee, CEO of Sysco Ireland.

“Food distribution is at the heart of what we do, but we are fundamentally a people business.

“We take great care to identify top talent to join us in delivering our growth plans and take pride in ensuring they can reach their full potential.”

‘Local Prosperity’

The investment was also welcomed by Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan during a visit to the facility.


“Sysco is a global leader in the foodservice industry, and their commitment to investing in an additional 50 new full-time positions at its Newcastle West facility is a real boost to the region,” said Minister O’Donovan.

“It is a welcome and positive injection, delivering significant economic benefits and playing a pivotal role in sustaining our local prosperity.”