Sales outsourcing company CPM has begun hiring 300 permanent and temporary staff nationwide, it said.

The company, which is a subsidiary of listed US company Omnicom Group, specialises in helping clients to deliver sales targets through a range of fully managed services including face-to-face residential and business customer acquisition, retail sales, merchandising teams, in-store promoters, demonstrators and sales process support.

150 of the new jobs will be permanent positions with opportunities for regional sales managers, field sales representatives, business development managers, HR,merchandisers and in-store demonstrators.

The positions will involve working with companies in the telecoms, security, charity and FMCG sectors.

“As consumer confidence begins to return to the Irish economy, reports are indicating that people are starting to spend again which is having a positive impact on our customers," said Alan Peyton, managing director, CPM. "We have 300 open roles right across the country that we want to fill as soon as possible and are looking for a variety of skills and experience from applicants. These are great opportunities for enthusiastic and hardworking people and I would encourage anyone interested in a career in this area to come talk to us.”