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Eir announces loss of 750 jobs in ‘voluntary’ exit scheme

The telecoms company said the aim was to create a ‘leaner more agile’ organisation.

Telecoms company Eir has announced plans to shed 750 jobs in Ireland.

The proposed redundancies will be voluntary, Eir said.

The French-owned mobile and broadband provider said the move was an efficiency measure designed to create a “leaner and more agile organisation”.

Eir currently employs more than 3,000 staff.

“Eir has proposed a voluntary incentivised exit scheme seeking to reduce its employee headcount by 750,” said a company statement.

“This has been launched in an effort to deliver costs savings and create a leaner, more agile organisation.

“In parallel, the company plans to simplify its products and business processes.

“Eligible staff have already or will shortly receive correspondence with a personalised financial estimate for their consideration.

“The terms of the scheme are aligned with previous similar schemes.

“A large percentage of the company’s field force is not eligible.

“The minister and union representatives are being informed.”

The company said the move did not impact its existing contractual commitments to roll out broadband to 300,000 rural homes and businesses.

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