Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Sky jobs boost

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement that 800 jobs are to be created in Dublin by the digital TV provider Sky. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor has been liaising with Cabinet ministers in recent months in relation to the announcement.

“This is a hugely welcome boost for Dublin, and will have significant positive benefits for the entire south side of the city. The 800 positions will come on stream over the next two years at Burlington Plaza, where Sky is opening its new customer service centre.

“I’ve been aware that this investment could be in the pipeline for some time, and I have been liaising with Cabinet ministers on the issue. It is fantastic news that the project is coming to fruition, and I would like to compliment the IDA on its work in securing the jobs for the city.

“This announcement is the positive news that many people have been waiting for, and it should help to get hundreds of skilled professionals off the Live Register. The jobs will consist of a wide variety of positions including customer service managers, advisor roles, training, coaching and HR.

“As well as providing new career opportunities to 800 people, this investment will have a significant knock-on positive benefit for the area, particularly for local small businesses.

“BSkyB, Sky’s parent company, is a major global brand. It is testament to the strength of the Irish offering that we are continuing to attract such high profile multinational companies to our shores. Announcements such as this one help to underline our reputation as a small, open economy, which is an ideal location to do business.  

“The new Sky customer service centre is due to open in August, and recruitment has already begun.”

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