Sunday 21 October 2018

Lynk recruiting drivers as growth accelerates

Lynk CEO Noel Ebbs
Lynk CEO Noel Ebbs
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish taxi app Lynk is looking to recruit as many as 250 taxi drivers in the greater Dublin area.

The move comes as it continues its expansion, with the creation of a fast delivery service.

It's launching the new service, Lynk Delivers, in the coming weeks.

The 250 jobs are on offer for people who have access to their own vehicle, valid insurance and are in possession of a full driving licence and smartphone.

"We have been rapidly growing our business and technology for the past few years and as such have spotted a niche gap in the market around delivery services," said Lynk CEO Noel Ebbs.

"We'll be announcing all the details around this new Lynk service when it launches in the coming weeks, but first we want to recruit new drivers."

The jobs boost comes as the hardware sector, meanwhile, experiences significant growth, driven by the recent good weather and sales in the capital.

Average sales increased by 10pc in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Hardware Association Ireland Business Index.

The index shows that HAI members in Dublin saw the most significant jump of 19pc.

"The results for quarter two are positive and we're pleased to see that overall our members are having a better first half the year compared to last year," said HAI CEO Annemarie Harte.

"Growth in Dublin is still ahead of the rest of the country and this is a trend that we've seen since the start of the year."

Irish Independent

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