eir has today announced 750 new positions across its regional locations in Sligo, Cork and Limerick. The announcement was made as the company launched 350 of the new positions at 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 greater levels of ownership and responsibility for eir employees.
eir plans to invest €1bn in the coming years, on top of the €1.5bn it has already invested in recent years. eir also plans to provide broadband across the country and through a self-funded €250m rural investment programme to deliver super-fast broadband directly to 330,000 rural premises by June 2019, with 236,000 having already been completed nationally.
Welcoming the news, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Sean Canney 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."