Jobs boost for Limerick as Eir announces expansion

Jobs boost for Limerick as Eir announces expansion

The jobs will be created at eir's exchange in Roches Street PICTURE: ADRIAN BUTLER

LIMERICK has received a significant boost this Thursday with confirmation telecommunications firm eir is to create up to 120 jobs in the city.

The positions will be created at the company’s exchange in Roches Street, and will mainly be in customer services role.

A spokesperson for eir said between 40 and 120 positions will come to Limerick, while Senator Maria Byrne has hailed the creation of the positions.

The roles are part of the providers overall programme to bring customer-facing functions back in house from outsourced facilities.

eir chief executive Carolan Lennon said: “eir is committed to investing in Ireland in every sense of the word, from providing top quality jobs across the country, to ensuring our superfast broadband and high quality mobile service reaches everybody in Ireland. We have been very impressed with the quality of the applications we have already received so far and I look forward to welcoming hundreds of new members to the eir team in the coming months.”

Ms Byrne added: “It is a very significant announcement for Limerick and proof that our infrastructure and talented workforce are attractive to big companies. Job creation is the key to sustaining local communities and services throughout Limerick, as only a strong economy, supporting people at work, can pay for the services needed to create a fair society.”

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