Mixed news came last week from Arnotts, Ireland’s oldest and largest department store in Dublin, about changes in their staffing. The plan is to cut 580 jobs during the construction of their new development, called Northern Quarter . The union Mandate stated that it expects most of these 580 redundancies to be compulsory.
All is not lost for Arnotts, as they plan to ramp up the number of employees once the construction is completed. Currently 950 people work for the Arnotts Group, which will shrink to just 370 during construction. Once the project is completed it is estimated that they will require up to 1,200 staff in total.The Northern Quarter will create around 1,000 jobs during construction of this €1 billion development . It is expected that over 5,000 people will work in the shops/bars/restaurants once the project is completed.