Petmaina, an Irish owned pet-retailer, has announced plans to create 20 new jobs in the Northwest of the country.
The new recruitment drive comes as the pet store announced that two new stores will open later in 2021 located at Centre Point Retail Park in Roscommon Town and Westpoint Shopping Centre in Westport, Mayo.
Petmaina, which has 13 locations in Ireland, said its expansion in the Northwest is part of a “major” three-year program, which also saw the pet retailer launch an online store and upgrade three of its retail outlets in 2020.
The retailer said it is currently recruiting for a number of positions and applications have opened for store managers, assistant managers, and experienced dog-groomers. Several sales and pet care advisor roles will be announced in the coming weeks.
The new Petmania stores will be open seven days a week and will feature dog-grooming studios, weight check facilities, specialist pet food and nutritional supplies plus accessories, bedding, and safety equipment.
Emily Miller, marketing manager of Petmania said: “We are so excited to be expanding our stores to Roscommon and Mayo. Our first North-western store in Sligo is doing brilliantly and we are very much looking forward to growing our Petmania family across Ireland.
“We share our customers’ passion for pets and are here to help all pet-parents keep their animals safe and well with excellent advice, the best of nutritional supplies and pet-care accessories.”