MORE THAN 360 new full time jobs are on the way due to Applegreen’s further expansion of its retail network.
The jobs will be created through the development of six new service areas in 2014 and 2015 at a total investment by the company of €30 million.
In addition to the new full time jobs, more than 250 construction workers will be contracted per site during the construction phase. Once opened, there will be 60 full time positions per service area.
Joe Barrett, Chief Operations Officer for Applegreen said he was “delighted” to announce the new jobs.
“In addition to our direct employees we are delighted to be able to create economic activity in the construction sector and with other Irish suppliers. The motorway network in Ireland has significantly improved in recent years, but there is still a shortage of service areas on key routes and we hope to help improve this,” he said.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said today’s announcement by Applegreen that it is creating 360 jobs as well as 250 construction jobs “is a further signal of growing confidence. Above all, this is very welcome news for the 600 families who will benefit from these jobs, and I wish Applegreen every success with these projects”.