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

Weekly unemployment claims continue to fall

first_imgFor the week of July 10, 2010, there were 733 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, a decrease of 114 from the week before. Altogether 10,075 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 252 from a week ago and 4,416 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,477 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 278 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,375 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 172 from the week before. In addition, the Vermont Department of Labor announced on June 30 that it would be discontinuing extended unemployment benefits (STORY) beginning July 10 because the state’s unemployment rate has fallen below 6.5 percent (STORY), which is below the federal mandate for such benefits. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more

Kenya’s COVID-19 hit 23,878 after 671 test positive

first_imgThe Ministry of Health has announced 671 more COVID-19 cases raising the tally to 23,878 in the country.The new cases announced by Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe come from a sample size of 6200 that were taken for testing.Out of the 671, 633 are Kenyans while 38 are foreign nationals. The country has lost three patients due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 391.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningOn a good note, 603 patients have recovered from various health facilities in the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,930.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital to officially open the Infectious Disease Unit (IDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)The Kenyatta University and Referral Hospital has installed a 650-bed capacity. Out that, 60 beds will be used for ICU and HDU.Also Read  Kenya marks World Alzheimer’s day amid renewed hopeOut of the 650, 476 beds will be used for isolation. The institution has also allocated two blocks for COVID-19 with a total of 440 beds.The CS appealed to County Governments to continue with the upscaling of their level of preparedness to fight the virus.“It is worthy to note that the progress here is not isolated. In all the facilities managed by the National Government, there has been tremendous improvement,” CS Kagwe said.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopening“With Nairobi being the epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for 60% of positive cases, the increased capacity here at KUTRRH comes in handy to tackle the virus infection,” he said.CS Kagwe called on Kenyans to take individual responsibility and staying as safe as possible from the virus.“When you wear your face mask, you slow the spread of the disease so that our health system is not overwhelmed,” Kagwe said. In terms of age, the youngest is a three-year-old while the oldest is 94 years.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Met Gala 2019 Crazy, Campy Red Carpet

first_imgDozens of celebrities stepped out in “campy” high fashion at last night’s 2019 Met Gala. Songstress Katy Perry was dressed as a fully lit chandelier.Unclear how many people it took to screw in the light bulbs.Cher, Jared Leto (holding his own head), Kacey Musgraves (as Barbie), Cardi B and the Kardashian-Jenner sisters were just some of the guests at the star-studded event yesterday at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. An ode to the Met Gala’s tiny, ridiculous evening bags: 1) Kacey Musgrave’s Barbie hairdryer; 2) Zendaya’s tiny Disney princess pumpkin coach; 3) Sarah Paulson’s champagne bottle! #MetGala2019— The Kit (@TheKit) May 7, 2019 The gala was co-chaired by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Anna Wintour.Watch Lady Gaga transition through four different outfits during her grand entrance at the #MetGala— CNN (@CNN) May 7, 2019last_img read more

Cricket News Spoke about building partnership with Ishant Sharma: Ravindra Jadeja

first_imgRavindra Jadeja slammed a gritty fifty to help India to 297 all out.Ishant Sharma picked up his ninth five-wicket haul.Jadeja and Ishant shared a 60-run stand for the eighth wicket. New Delhi: India started off poorly on day 2 of the first Test against West Indies in Antgua, losng Rishabh Pant for 24. However, Ravindra Jadeja batted with confidence and shared a partnership of 60 for the eighth wicket with Ishant Sharma, who hit 19 and consumed plenty of deliveries to frustrate West Indies. The duo batted for over 19 overs and India ended on 297 all out. Boosted by the performance of the lower order, Ishant led the charge and took 5/42 as West Indies were left reeling at 189/8. Speaking after the end of the day’s play, Jadeja said it was important to build a partnership with the lower order as that would frustrate the West Indies team.”I was constantly talking to Ishant that we should stay in the middle for as long as possible. That was the thought process. We knew if we kept believing in our defence and technique, then we can stay out in the middle. We were not thinking far ahead but taking one over at a time. I was positive in my mind, my shot selection was positive. When Rishabh got out, I was talking to Ishant about building a partnership and luckily we had a 50-plus partnership. In Test cricket, if the lower order like number 8, 9, 10 batsmen scored runs, the opponent bowlers get irritated and not good for them (opponents). So, it was the game plan,” Jadeja said. Ishant’s spell of 5/42 was his ninth five-wicket haul and third in the Caribbean and Jadeja was full of praise for Ishant’s bowling as he bowled the right length and line on this wicket. “Ishant bowled well. The two caught and bowled (of Kraigg Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer) were remarkable, and I believe those two dismissals were the turning point. For a fast bowler, to take those return catches after so much of bowling is tremendous. On this wicket, you have to bowl in right areas. Ishant’s rhythm improved with each over. He was also getting the swing as the ball got older, there was bounce and good carry and I think that helped him. If he did not hold on to two return catches, the situation might have been different. Those two dismissals helped us in turning the momentum into our side,” Jadeja remarked. India would be determined to bowl West Indies out for under 200 and build a hefty lead as they look to get their World Test Championship campaign going with a bang. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Black Queens Captain Florence Okoe now a Police Officer

first_imgFormer Black Queens captain Florence Okoe  officially pass out as a member of the Ghana Police Serviceon Thursday morning.The midfielder was an influential player for the Black Queens over the decade and enjoyed staggering moments with the National Women Soccer Team.The ex-Tennis Borussia Berlin star  graduated from the Upper East Regional Police Training School in Bolgatanga on Thursday.Okoe, who also served the nation at the Ghana Immigration Service, revealed that she decided to join the Ghana Police Service after she  nearly got the sack from the Immigration ServiceShe said her participication in the Fifa World Cup in Germany without the concern of the authorities of the Immigration Service  nearly got her out of the Immigration Service so she quickly decided to join the Police.The 28-year-old, who had a short spell in Germany  during  her professional career,however said she is excited after successfully passing out from the Ghana Police Service. Okoe played in the 2003,2007and  20011 Fifa Women’s World Cup tournaments for Ghana.She becomes the second player to pass out from the police service in less than six months after Sani Mohammed passed out in June.last_img read more