Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Sky bringing 800 new jobs to Dublin

Sky will open a customer contact centre in Dublin in August

Digital TV provider Sky has announced the creation of 800 jobs in Dublin.

The company will open a customer contact centre in Burlington Plaza in the city centre in August.

Recruitment is to start immediately and the positions are expected to be filled over the next two years.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the move is evidence of increased confidence in Ireland.

"This is great news and represents a very welcome vote of confidence in our workforce and in the Irish economy by a leading company," said Mr Bruton.

"Confidence is key and, in the coming weeks, the Government's Action Plan for Jobs will implement a series of measures to drive reform across the economy, ensure that more businesses can create more jobs, and get growth and confidence back into the economy again."

Jobs on offer will range from customer service manager and adviser roles to training, coaching and HR positions.

The Dublin call centre will be Sky's 10th across the UK and Ireland. Around 10.5 million homes use the company's digital services, which include Sky 3D and Sky Go, which allows customers to access TV on their iPads, games consoles and mobile phones.

Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch said he was delighted to be opening a centre in Ireland, adding: "Our Irish customers are very important to our business and the creation of this customer centre will ensure they receive first class customer service. We hope to recruit a committed and enthusiastic workforce and look forward to making further contributions to the local community."

Barry O'Leary, chief executive of IDA Ireland, the company responsible for attracting direct foreign investment into the country, also welcomed the announcement.

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