Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Sean Canney T.D. joined CEO of eir, Carolan Lennon, as the company announced 350 new positions in its new state of the art facility at Rathedmond in Sligo town.
The roles will be mainly in customer services and are part of eir’s overall programme to bring all customer-facing functions back in-house.
The goal of this programme is to deliver a higher quality of service for customers and importantly, greater levels of ownership and responsibility for eir employees.
eir is Irish-led, with a deep understanding of Ireland and the needs of its customers and employees, both urban and rural. In keeping with a strong commitment to its national footprint, 750 of the jobs eir is bringing back in house will be located in hubs outside of Dublin: in Cork, Limerick and at this brand-new facility in Sligo.
Since its acquisition twelve months ago, eir is now part of the most innovative telecoms company in Europe, with plans to invest €1bn in the coming years, on top of the €1.5bn it has already invested in recent years. eir is keenly committed to providing broadband across the country and through a self-funded €250m rural investment programme we will have delivered super-fast broadband directly to 330,000 rural premises by June 2019, with 236,000 having already been completed nationally.
By June 2019, 28,000 premises across Sligo will also have been passed with eir’s fibre broadband at a total cost of €10m.
Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Sean Canney, T.D. said: “I am very happy to welcome eir to Sligo. This Government is committed to ensuring the benefits of the economic recovery continue to reach well beyond our cities, and today’s announcement is in recognition of the immense talent that exists in every part of Ireland. Projects located in the regions also tie in with the Programme for Government commitment to the Atlantic Economic Corridor to act as a counterbalance to overdevelopment in urban regions.”
CEO of eir, Carolan Lennon said “We are delighted to announce these jobs and to extend our team in Sligo. Sligo is an excellent place to do business, giving us access to highly skilled people from across the North-West region. 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.”
CEO of Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Aidan Doyle welcomes today’s announcement “This new development forms part of eir commitment to investing in the regions and ensuring that broadband and high quality mobile services reaches everyone nationally. Today’s announcement by eir is a result of engagement and collaboration by all the stakeholders in the region.”