Good news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major…

first_imgLinkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Facebook Email WhatsApp WITH three companies confirming that they are about to expand their operations in Limerick, it’s been an exceptionally positive week on the jobs creation front.Three Ireland is to create 90 new jobs at the former O2 customer call centre in Plassey which will serve as the company’s preferred centre for customer queries and business transactions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This followed the announcement from energy firm Pinergy that it is about to create 46 new sales positions in the Tipperary/Limerick area in association with sales management company DSM.Pinergy investors include rugby legend Paul O’Connell and the new jobs come on the back of a major promotional campaign to get households in Limerick city and county to convert to the company’s ‘pay as you go’ payment system for electricity costs.There will be a further jobs announcement this Friday when Finance Minister Michael Noonan visits the Raheen headquarters of the Kirby Group to mark the firm’s 50th anniversary.The well-known engineering company has grown since its foundation in Limerick in 1964 to employ more than 600 people today, with substantial operations in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, the UK and Europe, with a further 250 people employed by key subcontract partners.The Three Ireland move will see the firm increase its Limerick workforce to more than 440 employees.Ninety permanent customer care roles will be created over the next 12 months in Limerick. Additionally, a number of existing contract staff will be made permanent over the next 12 months.Three Ireland chief executive Robert Finnegan said the Limerick expansion would bring all customer care roles back to Ireland. He added that a planned €300 million investment in their high speed network would require up to 100 full-time equivalent roles through third party contractors over the next three years.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan described the jobs announcement as a “positive reflection on all the existing employees in the call centre in Plassey who have a proven track record of hard work and professionalism”.“Limerick has demonstrated in recent years its ability to continue to attract jobs in various sectors with a number of multinationals choosing Limerick to establish their operations. These much welcome additional jobs in Three Ireland will contribute to improving our local economy while also helping all those agencies involved in attracting more companies to view existing similar type companies continuing to expand in Limerick,” she said.Castletroy-based Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell,  said the jobs announcement was a “further endorsement of Limerick as an investment location”.“It’s significant that Limerick has been selected as the location for customer services for the new combined business, which will have 37 per cent of the Irish mobile market.“This is a clear testament to Limerick as a good location for investment, and follows recent similar announcements from UPC and others. This emphasises the ability of Limerick to compete at the cutting edge of the provision of these services.“However it has a bitter-sweet quality to it with the announcement of job losses in retail around the country and headquarter operations in Dublin. I sympathise with those people who will be losing their jobs and hope that they will be able to take up employment elsewhere without too much delay,” he said. Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsGood news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major expansionsBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2014 894 TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanJobsKieran O’Donnell TDKirby Grouplimericko2PinergyThree Ireland Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick homeowners say no to water metersNext articleLimerick schools top Sunday Times list Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Number of branches listing via OnTheMarket nearly doubles in six months

first_img OnTheMarket says it has reached a new high in the number of agents listing with the portal.Its CEO Ian Springett says 10,500 sales and letting agent branches now list on its service, an almost doubling of its tally since it went public on the AIM stockmarket in February.This pushes the company’s market share of all UK branches to 57%, helped by its deal structure of free introductory trial offers for agents who sign. OTM says it will later convert these agents to full subscriptions.The next six to 12 months therefore will be an ultimate ‘make or break’ test of both the OnTheMarket offering and of some agents’ willingness to pay for three portals.Independents“As our property stock continues to rise and traffic increases in response to our recent marketing push, we are receiving positive feedback from more and more agents across the country about the level of good quality leads we provide,” says Springett (pictured, below),“Many agents are relatively small, family-run, independent businesses, which want to see greater value for money from portals, as well as a real choice for consumers when it comes to searching for property.“As an agent-backed business, OnTheMarket’s strategy allows agents to benefit through fair, sustainable pricing and the ability to invest in, and benefit from, the success of their portal, while keeping agents at the heart of each transaction to leverage their local knowledge and expertise.”Read more latest news about OTM.Ian Springett OnTheMarket OTM springett August 24, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Number of branches listing via OnTheMarket nearly doubles in six months previous nextMarketingNumber of branches listing via OnTheMarket nearly doubles in six monthsPity the sales team! Portal has hit 10,500 branches, some 5,000 more than when it went public on AIM in February.Nigel Lewis24th August 201801,157 Viewslast_img read more

UNCTAD: Croatia among the 3 most affected countries due to falling tourism

first_imgUNCTAD estimates that losses in the pessimistic scenario, a 3,3-month hiatus in international tourism, are at $ 4,2 billion or XNUMX% of global GDP. See the full report in the attachment: COVID-19 and Tourism: Assessing the Economic Consequences In the long run, the WTTC predicts that the international tourism sector is likely to return to pre-pandemic levels within 19 months. Depending on the duration of the pandemic and the measures, the model shows the effects in three time periods – from a reduction of 33 to 100 percent of annual tourism spending. Tourism is one of the main economic backbones of many countries and millions of people around the world, which have more than tripled in the last 20 years, but due to the emergence of COVID-19, which directly affected the tourism sector, there are serious economic consequences. all over the world. Losses in tourism caused by the coronavirus negatively affect other economic sectors that supply the goods and services that travelers seek while on vacation, such as food, drink and entertainment. The global tourism sector could lose at least $ 1,2 billion, or 1,5% of global gross domestic product (GDP), after being halted for nearly four months due to a coronavirus pandemic, the UNCTAD report points out. Developing countries could suffer the most severe GDP losses, as can many European destinations UNCTAD estimates show that in the hardest hit countries, such as Thailand, Jamaica and Croatia, the employment of unskilled workers could be reduced at double-digit rates even in the worst case scenario. Popular European and North American destinations, including Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United States, could lose billions of dollars due to a dramatic drop in international tourism, according to UNCTAD forecasts. The report also mentions the Croatian accommodation, food and services sector. According to European standards, Croatia is at least very dependent on tourism, which is clearly shown by the share of tourism in total GDP (20%). As the world slowly reopens its economies to tourism, it remains to be seen which scenario would be most appropriate, as well as of course the dynamics of covid control19. UNCTAD therefore estimates that for every million dollars lost in international tourism revenues, a country’s national income could fall by two to three million dollars. Jamaica, Thailand and Croatia most affected, which stand out in the loss of 11%, 9% and 8% of GDP, in the most optimistic scenario of UNCTAD estimates. Other hotspots such as Kenya, Egypt and Malaysia could lose more than 3% of their GDP. In the case of wages for skilled workers, the fastest decline could be observed in Thailand (-12%), Jamaica (-11%) and Croatia (-9%), in the optimistic case, doubling or tripling in the worst case scenario. “These numbers are a clear reminder of something we often seem to forget: the economic importance of the tourism sector and its role as a way of life for millions of people around the world”, Said UNCTAD International Trade Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton, adding:”For many countries, such as small island developing states, a collapse in tourism also means a collapse in their development prospects. It’s not something we can afford” Jamaica, Thailand and Croatia among the 15 ‘most affected’ The UN’s Trade and Development Authority has warned that the loss could rise to $ 2,2 billion, or 2,8% of world GDP, if the suspension of international tourism lasts eight months, in line with the expected decline in tourism as predicted by the World Tourism Organization. UN (UNWTO). The damage done in the tourism sector goes beyond canceled flights and hotel reservations, UNCTAD points out, and concludes that governments must intervene and cooperate internationally to protect lives and livelihoods around the world. Source: UNCTADlast_img read more

Newcastle to offer Granit Xhaka exit route from Arsenal in January transfer window

first_img PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Newcastle to offer Granit Xhaka exit route from Arsenal in January transfer window Xhaka appears set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United are prepared to offer Granit Xhaka an escape route from Arsenal in January, according to reports.Xhaka is expected to ask for a move away from Arsenal once the winter transfer window opens after being stripped of the captaincy.The midfielder’s furious clash with Arsenal fans at the Emirates last month has completely derailed his career at the club just a few weeks after he was named skipper.Unai Emery appointed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain after axing Xhaka and the Times claim the Gunners expect the Swiss to leave in January.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement SPONSORED 1/1 Full Screen Read More About Connatix V67539 Coming Next 1 min. story Comment Advertisement Read Morecenter_img Read More / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Video Settings Read More Top articles Skip Coral BarryFriday 8 Nov 2019 12:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Skip Ad Xhaka has been sidelined from playing since his outburst (Picture: Getty)Newcastle are keen to take advantage of the turmoil at Arsenal and are poised to offer Xhaka a way out of the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementSteve Bruce is a fan of Xhaka and is desperate to add some steel to his midfield as he aims to steer Newcastle to Premier League safety this season.Xhaka’s £130,000-a-week wages could be stumbling block to the deal, but Newcastle are seeking a short-term deal that would see Arsenal pay part of his salary.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNewcastle’s current top earner is Miguel Almiron, who pockets around £80,000 a week at St James’ Park.Xhaka is desperate to resume playing regularly and it is unclear if he will feature for Arsenal again after his outburst.The 27-year-old is the captain of Switzerland and the European Championships take place next summer.He has continued to train with Arsenal as normal and Emery has praised his attitude in the sessions.However, Xhaka is ‘upset’ with how he has been treated by Emery and the club in recent weeks and refused to issue an apology in the immediate aftermath of the controversy.Xhaka was then caught surprised to see his Instagram apology appear in the matchday programme notes for the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.He was further annoyed to discover Arsenal had added an ‘introductory sentence’ to his statement without his consent.MORE: Brendan Rodgers insists he is ‘loving it’ at Leicester despite calls for him to replace Unai Emery at ArsenalMORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos to miss Leicester City clash with hamstring injury by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE last_img read more