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Eir creating 100 jobs

September 22
14:59 2016

downloadEir has announced that it will be hiring 100 staff to join its team involved in the rollout of high-speed fibre broadband across the country.

The new positions will include poling crews, cabling technicians and fibre splicers.

KN Network Services a supplier to eir will recruit the 100 staff required. They expect to fill most of the roles, which will be based throughout the country, in the next three months.

The telecoms company have already recruited 50 apprentices this year, and the company has committed to recruiting 300 apprentices over the course of the broadband rollout, starting in the coming months.

Carolan Lennon, Managing Director at open eir, said the partnership with KNNS is a critical component of the company’s broadband investment programme:

“eir has embarked on the largest telecoms investment project of its kind in Ireland,” said Carolan Lennon of ‘open eir’.

“To date, we have spent close to €400m alone on our high-speed fibre broadband rollout programme.”

Lennon said that KNNS is rolling out broadband to rural communities “by recruiting staff from rural Ireland”.

She also said eir is investing more in rural broadband than any other country.

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