The creation of a Global Centre of Excellence in the county will see hundreds of jobs created over the next two years.
Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon), one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise and consumer communications and technology services, has announced the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence in Limerick, Ireland.
This initiative will create hundreds of jobs over the next two years with and has full support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber, said: “We are excited Verizon to Limerick, a company that is well known and highly regarded in Ireland with over 1000 employees in Dublin. The decision to locate a global centre of excellence and 400 jobs in the Mid-West is a testimony to the availability of skilled talent, high quality commercial space and pro-business environment in the region.”
Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, added: “We should never take for granted an announcement like this one. One of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services has chosen Limerick for their new Global Centre of Excellence. More than 400 jobs will be generated from this announcement. This is a significant commitment and endorsement of Ireland, and in particular, the skilled workforce in Limerick. I want to thank Verizon for their continued investment in Ireland.”
Verizon has retained 10,000m2 of the new 1BQ riverside development, which is designed to achieve LEED GOLD standard, and a Wiredscore Platinum certification.
Verizon Global Services President commented: “As we continue to leverage our global footprint to best serve our customers, grouping these functions in a world-class centre will improve effectiveness and efficiency to deliver best-in-class results for our customers, employees, and partners.”
As part of this centre’s creation, Verizon has launched a dedicated staffing program to recruit and retain top talent in the industry. Potential employment opportunities at Verizon can be found at: Find a Job | Verizon Careers
CEO of IDA Ireland, Michael Lohan, said: “Verizon’s decision to expand its presence here demonstrates its confidence in Ireland. The selection of Limerick City for this Centre of Excellence and the creation of roles across multiple strategic global functions, including, Strategy & Transformation, Finops and Network Engineering & Cyber will position the Mid West and Ireland well for future investment in the sector.”