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Project promises to create 2,700 jobs in the first phase

THE first phase of the Chinese business hub alone promises up to 2,700 jobs, with 1,200 temporary construction workers and 1,500 permanent staff after that.

And promoters of the Euro Chinese Trading Hub ambitiously forecast a massive employment boost of 9,000 jobs if the project is fully rolled out.

Initial roles are promised to range from event, property and building-systems management to sales and marketing, administrative and maintenance positions.

As the centre will provide a place for Chinese companies to sell their wares to European buyers, staff with language skills will also be sought.

CEO John Tiernan said one-third of the 1,500 initial jobs would likely be to Chinese or Far Eastern staff, who will run shop-floor units, and will need residency permits.

He said that, broadly speaking, the site will need people with a "whole range of skills".

"People in the travel business, people with experience in banking and accounting, legal services, management, and catering management, right down to areas such as grounds maintenance, and drivers," he said.

Irish Independent