Jobs Show Ireland 'Open For Business'

The Minister for Enteprise has claimed the announcement of 100 jobs in the technical sector shows the country is "open for business".

The high-end jobs announced by O2's parent company Telefónica will see the company centralising its European human resources activities in Dublin.

Minister O'Keeffe said: "We have demonstrated yet again to the global investment community that Ireland continues to attract high-quality foreign direct investments in these difficult times for the world economy.

"As Ireland emerges from recession and returns to growth, these investments play a key role in rebuilding our confidence as a nation and proving to the world that Ireland is open for business."

However, Ireland's unemployment rate is currently at 13.4%.


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