It's to cater for the increased delivery demand since the onset of covid-19.
150 jobs are being created at DPD's headquarters in Athlone.
The country's largest parcel delivery company plans to create 700 positions in total across its Irish hubs before the end of the year.
The new jobs at its Westmeath hub will be in logistics, administration and driving.
That's along with a €1m investment in the centre's automation and routing systems.
The company has recorded a huge surge in demand since the outbreak of covid-19.
Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Robert Troy says the announcement couldn't have come at a better time:
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An extra-shift is needed to meet demand at DPD's central hub in Athlone.
The sorting and distribution facility will now operate until 2am each day in order to deal with the volume of online orders being delivered by the company.
Staffing levels at the depot have almost doubled in the last 12 months to 290.
CEO of DPD Des Travers says geography and personell make the midlands a great location for them: