“YOU can tell your friends in Limerick that it’s not 300 Uber jobs, it’s 400 and we are thinking of a second phase too.”
That was the message Minister for Finance Michael Noonan gave in his keynote speech to the audience at the Limerick Chamber business awards last week after he spoke to Uber MD in Ireland Kieran Harte.
Hailing the announcement as one of the best in the region in recent times, Minister Noonan said that the additional Uber jobs comes on the back of the company’s positive experience in Limerick to date.
It is understood that the recruitment process is under way for the San Francisco based on-demand car service provider as it sets up in Henry Street base before moving to their state of the art office space in Thomas Street.
150 jobs were to be created before Christmas and the company, following its original 300 job announcement, have indicated that they will set up a second phase to their operation in Ireland.
The Limerick base for Uber is to be a centre of excellence and the provider’s first outside the USA.
Hundreds of applications were received for the first 50 positions which will service the company’s English language operations across Europe, the Middle-East and Asia.
“Within 24 hours of announcing the centre of excellence we had received hundreds of applicants for the first wave of jobs,” said Mr Harte previously revealed.