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120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media

The media giant is set to create the jobs at its National Customer Experience Centre just south of the city.

90395322_90395322 Virgin Group founder Richard Branson at the Virgin Media launch party in Dublin in October 2015 Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

VIRGIN MEDIA HAS announced this afternoon that it is to create 120 jobs in Co Limerick.

The jobs will be created at the media company’s National Customer Experience Centre at Roxboro, just south of Limerick city.

The move will bring the total numbers employed at the site to 400.

Virgin says that the new roles are all full-time and are to be filled immediately. The jobs will include customer care roles, sales, and back office finance.

The company made a tandem announcement that it is to expand its broadband infrastructure in the region, with “a plan to connect 10,000 more homes and businesses to (its) broadband network”.

Virgin has had a presence at the Roxboro site since 2001.

Speaking in advance of the announcement, Virgin Media CEO Tony Hanway described the new jobs as “great news for Limerick”.

“We’re thrilled to be growing our Irish-based service capability to ensure we deliver the best possible… customer experience,” Hanway said.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan, himself a Limerick native, meanwhile described the news as a “welcome development” which underpinned Limerick’s status “as a hub that can deliver strong results”.

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