Who says that bad news doesn’t come in threes ? First there was C&C, then there was Waterford Crystal, and now it is time for the ESB (www.esb.ie) to let some staff go. They have announced plans to axe 500 full time staff, as well as letting go hundreds of contract workers. These plans are due to be phased in over a number of years (3 to 5 years). The main focus of these redundancies will be the network staff.
More about this can be found on the Independant.ie. Who will be next to announced their plans ? How many people in Ireland will be looking for a job early next year ? Is this just the tip of the iceberg, we here at EirJobs.com think so, but we wish we were wrong. Earlier this year we saw many IT and pharmaceutical companies reduce their numbers, is this now coming into other industries ?