Job creation working in Limerick's favour Limerick working well to create new jobs

With the job announcements continuing to arrive in Limerick, it's a far cry from 2009, when Dell made huge cuts to its workforce in the city, writes Gareth Naughton.

6th April, 2014
Helen O'Donnell, chairwoman of the Limerick City Business Association. Picture: Press22

Five years ago, Limerick was dealt a serious blow when Dell announced plans to cut 1,900 jobs. But the city's job market is now showing signs of recovery, with a steady flow of job announcements and plans to re-energise the city centre.

Maria Kelly, chief executive of Limerick Chamber of Commerce, said the area was benefiting not only from the stabilisation of the local economy, but also from concerted local efforts to attract inward investment.

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