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International Speech Technology Company, SpinVox, to Create 41 New Jobs in Gaoth Dobhair

SpinVox, the founder and global leader in Voice-to-Content messaging,announced today (Monday 29th September 2008) that it will expand its presence on the Gaoth DobhairBusiness Park by creating an additional 41 jobs. The company has embarked on a recruitment campaign and has already employed 20 new members of staff. It is hoping to recruit a further 21 in the coming months, bringing the total number employed by the company at the site to 71.

SpinVox, the world’s largest private speech technology company,first set up its operations in Gaoth Dobhair in 2006 .It has brought together the two most popular methods of communication – voice and text – to create a new category of messaging called Voice-to-Content. SpinVox has already launched its service with Alltel, Cincinnati Bell, Sasktel, Rogers, Telus, Telstra, Vodacom South Africa, Vodafone Spain and Livejournal and it has announced a deal with Skype.

At the heart of SpinVox is its Voice Message Conversion System™ (VMCS), which works by combining state-of-the-art speech technologies with a live-learning language process. VMCS is now being rolled-out across five continents in English, French, Spanish and German – with a fifth language, Portuguese, under development.

Pádraig Ó hAoláin, Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Chief Executive, stated, “The announcement of this expansion is a strong endorsement for the Donegal Gaeltacht and reflects a vote of confidence in both the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park and the skilled workforce the area boasts. I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to its existing workforce for their hard work and commitment to the company and I am delighted that SpinVox, continues to grow successfully in Gaoth Dobhair .The expansion of SpinVox is an important signal to the public at large, particularly in the current economic climate, that enterprise promotion continues to be a priority for Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Government has also signalled its continued commitment to enterprise promotion.”

SpinVox co-founder and CEO, Christina Domecq, added, “We’re delighted to have been able to work with to expand our facility in Donegal. The quality control and language experts that will be based there will play a key role in supporting the customers who use our voice-to-content services around the world.”