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Uber creating 300 jobs in new Limerick centre

On-demand car service Uber has picked Limerick for its first ‘centre of excellence’ outside the US.

The centre will create 150 jobs by the end of the year and around 300 when is fully up and running. Uber said it is also investing €4m in the city this year as it aims to make Limerick one of its growing network of customer service hubs.

The company is currently recruiting for an initial 50 jobs and is planning to start operations in Limerick by the end of August. 

It has signed a 10-year lease on a site on Thomas Street which it said it will house 300 employees when fully operational. 

Uber said the Limerick centre will become a major hub of its support organisation within EMEA “driving innovation and service excellence for the community of riders and partner drivers in the region”. The company, which currently operates in 329 cities in 59 countries, said the Limerick centre will cater for countries and cities outside the US.

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

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