Car hire firm creates 100 new support jobs
A GLOBAL car hire company is set to create 100 new jobs following a week of bleak redundancy announcements, writes Anne-Marie Walsh.
Hertz has already begun advertising for the permanent positions, all of which are available immediately.
The jobs are for support workers in human resources, finance, and sales to back up customer services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
They will be based at Hertz's European Shared Services Centre in Swords in Dublin, which is introducing a range of new services, including care hire for just hours at a time.
The new jobs will bring the global car hire giant's workforce in Swords to over 930.
Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, announced the IDA-sponsored investment at an upbeat launch in Dublin also attended by Minister of State Trevor Sargent.
She said the announcement was "hugely important" and highlighted the high level of skilled workers in this country.